Balotelli & McCarthy to Arsenal? Beating the neighbours with ten men has to be the best….

Morning all.

Yep, that’s what the newspapers say. Mario Balotelli could be in for a shock return to the PL with us and with Lukas Fabianski on his way out, Reading’s Alex McCarthy is reportedly being lined up to replace him…

Anyway…..

How good was that eh- just how good was that?

So many players out injured yet we battered Spurs, and I mean battered them.

Not only did we score two goals but we totally outplayed them all over the pitch.

We played with pace, width, great defending and the very limited occasions that Fabianski’s services were called upon, he looked so calm and assured….

I’m often accused of being over critical but after that display, no chance!

Our first goal goal was stunning, not just the finish from Santi Cazorla but the run from Theo to drag players away and the determination from Serge Gnabry to get the ball out to our little Spaniard was top class.

And the finish was out of this world, awesome!

As good as our first was, somehow, our second was equally as good but in a different way. Tomas Rosicky hustled and bustled Danny Rose in the middle of the pitch and won the ball. Off he went sprinting as quick as his 32 year old legs would allow him and as much as the Tottenham players closed him down on his last lap, he chipped the ball over Lloris with great ease. Superb….

I could go on about this, that and any other part of our game yesterday but I don’t really see the point. Other than to say that every player in red was far superior to their counterpart.

The downside to the game was Vermaelen going off with a niggle, or maybe the upside was that Arsene Wenger just replaced him with Merts was the best move as our captain had been booked.

Theo too went off and his injury looked serious, well until he took the p**s out of the away fans….

Up yours Spuds!!

Up yours Spuds!!

Seriously, can you blame him after sad Toots fans were pelting coins at him??

The Arsenal fans, who were superb yesterday, pelted him with scarves. A great sight to see….

Talking of Theo, I thought he was good, bloody good and had a few things gone his way, he’d have gotten himself on the score-sheet and maybe done enough to secure his place as a centre forward. However, he didn’t and maybe that will really push the manager into the transfer window.

In fact every player who Arsene Wenger selected played their part, each and every one of them barely put a foot wrong and on a day like today, after a result like that, there is no place for criticism. Certainly not from from me.

Tomas ran, tackled and played like a 25 year old, Gnabry showed the composure of a player far more experienced in footballing years. Arteta made many crucial interceptions and when the Totts attacked, they were all back helping out.

Koscielny was again immense,  as was Vermaelen and then Mertesacker. Santi Cazorla was also back to his best at times, many time…

Oh why single out anyone, they were all superb…….

Arsene Wenger got everything spot on too and on days like yesterday, I want him to stay forever…

Oh, and we were so good, we beat them playing with ten men….

Love it!!

Come on Arsene, get that striker and let’s go and win the league, and who knows, maybe the FA Cup as well…

Ok, I’ll calm down now, that’s your lot…..

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