According to The Mirror, ouselves and Manchester City are going to try and sign Robert Lewandowski in January after the player suggested that any move to Bayern Munich is far from a done deal.
With us being ‘cash rich’, suggestion is we are ready with a £25 million offer for the player who will walk for free next summer. Surely that would tempt Dortmund bosses but it would still need the player to want to move to England.
Right now, I’d say we are a far more attractive club to join than Manchester City.
Back to yesterday and what a great day at The Emirates, in the end…..
Not surprisingly, Arsene Wenger was full of smiles in his post match interview and the man with the microphone asked him if our first goal was the best goal we have scored under his reign.
He hinted it was, the movement, speed of passing, the tricks and flicks, finished off by a cool finish by Jack Wilshere. Arsene beamed from ear to ear as he said that goal was going to travel all over and be watched time and time again by many many people.
Come on, it was bloody good wasn’t it?
Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere exchanged passes, next up for our number ten was a one-two with Olivier Giroud which was full of flicks and tricks and great on the eye and then our big striker played another little flick over Ruddy, who could merely stand and watch as Jack Wilshere ran into the box and prodded the ball home. Stunning, simply stunning and the movement was so fast it took a few replays to truly appreciate the greatness involved in the build up.
There are many goals which will remain in our memories for years and years, that one yesterday will join them. What a way for Jack Wilshere to open his Premier League goal account at The Emirates.
Arsenal’s first goal, there aren’t many teams who can score that type of goal. – Chris Houghton
Ruddy was playing well, he touched a Giroud shot round the post and shortly after another good save prevented Bacary Sagna from scoring from a 20-yard volley.
The next big event in the match was the clash of heads between Alexander Tettey and Matheu Flamini. Our man looked a bit wobbly on his feet afterwards and no doubt with Dortmund in mind, he went off and was replaced with Aaron Ramsey. Suggestion this morning is that Flamini could miss Tuesday’s match but we’ll have to wait and see for sure.
We looked a bit disorganised after that for a period of time before the break and Wojciech Szczesny made a fine save to keep out a wicked shot from distance off of the boot of Leroy Fer.
Another Arsene Wenger team talk seemed to have done the trick as we went 2-0 up. Ramsey passed the ball from just outside our area to Santi Cazorla who continued the move with a ball out to Giroud on the right, he fired in the perfect cross for Mesut Ozil to run into the box and head home. Yes, he headed home…..
I honestly thought we’d kick on from there and score a couple more goals and put the game to bed, but how wrong was I.
Around the hour mark, a poor clearance from Mertesacker, which is unusual these days, allowed Jonny Howson to fire past Szczesny.
Norwich threatened to grab an equaliser but it was us who got the next goal through Aaron Ramsey and another very special one it was too.
Jack Wilshere played the ball to the Ramsey in the area. Having already seen two chances stopped by Ruddy, he wasn’t going to let another go begging. He twisted, turned and jinked past three Norwich defenders as if they weren’t even on the pitch, made sure the ball was on his right foot and then drilled the ball into the back of the net.
3-1 and surely that was game over.
It was but there was still time for one more and it was our German midfielder who made sure the game was dead and buried. Rosicky found Ramsey with a super cross just beyond the far post and the Welshman volleyed his cut-back for Ozil to tap in…
Great day at the office I’d say…..
Well, apart from conceding!
I’ll leave you to pick the bones out of the performance….