We needed a good result after the Bayern match and we got just that.
Just a few months ago we were all raving about over that very special team goal which Jack Wilshere finished in style. What a treat that was eh…
Back then, doubts were that we’d witness such a goal again this season.
Well shiver me old timbers, the boys went and did something very similar again yesterday, the only difference being that Tomas Rosicky was the player to finish the wonderful move off.
The goal was good, no, it was really really good and it will no doubt be up there with Jacks for goal of the season. The little dink over Mannone was superb and possibly the goal overall, was better than Jacks.
I bet Dennis Bergkamp enjoyed it too……
The rest of our goals were taken well and although Sunderland didn’t exactly do a lot to stop us scoring, the players still had to make sure they found the back of the net and they did just that.
Although when I heard we had 70% possession in the first half, maybe we should have scored a few more….. lol
The downside to the afternoon was Jack Wilshere, Lauren Koscielny and Nacho Monreal all picking up injuries and us conceding a goal, something we haven’t done at The Emirates in the league for a long time. Mind you, it’s been a while since Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny haven’t played alongside each other and when Sunderland scored, our Frenchman was having an early bath….
Wenger said this about Jack:
He had a tight hamstring, I don’t know if it is bad or not. They tell me it is not too bad.
On Monreal and Koscielny, Arsene Wenger said
Koscielny is a back problem and Nacho is his foot. I think both of them should be available next week.
Our next fixture is away at Stoke and hopefully all three will have recovered by then….
Finally, I’ll end with Arsene Wenger’s comments about Dennis Bergkamp:
He changed the destiny of the club because he arrived at a moment when football in England was changing. He was the first big star to arrive at this club, having been at Inter Milan. Overall I think he contributed to transforming the way we played football here. Nobody forgets him. Always the biggest admiration is from the players who played with him. Everyone admitted Dennis in our team. Even today, when I meet the former players they speak always about his class. He was class, intelligent and he had another quality that is a bit lost today: he was loyal to this club. He deserves special treatment.
On whether he could join the club…
I am not against it one day. One, he has the qualities, but you need to have the need as well because we have a big staff already. He is now at two clubs that made Dennis Bergkamp. The first, and certainly the most important one, is Ajax. He is at Ajax now and a coach there. The second club that is important in his life is Arsenal. Maybe that will be the next step!
I imagine every Arsenal fan would love to see Dennis Bergkamp return and if our current ‘big staff’ situation is the only thing preventing that then I’m sure one of the coaches would relish a fresh challenge elsewhere.
Make room Arsene, make room and get Dennis Bergkamp back home where he belongs……
That’s it for today…