Foxriver11: Was a bit too excited to write a blog after the Arsenal victory over Napoli, so here goes a preview to what might come ahead this week, but first a few appreciations for the game against Napoli. So the match was of two halves to be fair one in which Arsenal showed their attacking fluidity over the visitors, tearing their defense apart with the slick and pacy passing associated with Arsene's sides, and in the other half moving towards a resolute defensive performance worthy of any Italian side. The team's mental strength and the ability to hold on to a lead showcased for yet another time.
|Flamini trying a #Henrying pose while Giroud looks on|
Now the transferred in player Ozil has been on song for most of the times he has played, but what has made Arsenal a better team is definitely the free signing of Flamini. He's been vocal and a leader on field, with his quick tackles to break the opposition moves before they develop to any serious threat.
On the other hand, players like Gibbs and Bacary have been quietly making up solid performances game after game, their contribution might be over looked slightly because of the strategical brilliance of Ramsey and Ozil combining over the weeks. There are times when Ramsey, Ozil, Flamini and Giroud combine that turn defenders, almost impossible to mark just one of them, such has been the technical flair in the players.
The hawthorns visit us now with a senior team that rides high on confidence after defeating a UTD side that has absolutely no clue of what’s happening to them. The question that would be running on the back of every gooners mind now would be our run of form that has been so in-flow now would be ruined by whom and when.
Whether we would bounce back if that happens or develop a slump in form after that. But judging by the reaction after the Villa game, there's not much to worry about any kind of reaction from the gooners. We'll be behind our team egging them on for another clean sheet maybe. The defender in me just loves it when Arsenal manage to keep a clean sheet or hold out our lead with a resounding Defensive performance.
So plenty to look forward to this month with us still having to play BVB and Chelsea with Norwich and Crystal Palace sandwiched in between. With Cazorla scheduled to return after the international break the prospects look real interesting for Arsenal at the moment. Touchwood for this run not to stop until we win a trophy to hold the players in form at the moment coz sure as hell the oil funded clubs will come calling soon to us for our better players. But watching the team play more as a unit of family than the past few seasons and we gooners can just hope they keep supporting each other until the goal is achieved... And on a closing note this Ramsey edit by a gooner :D #cheers #hic hic !!!