Caught the match on my DVR. Well played throughout outside of their goal (which came off a corner they probably shouldn't have had). The first half was frustrating because we could have scored so many more times, but wasted great chances.
Loved the training ground corner for Giroud's first. Struck it well, Jussi had no real chance at it.
Santi's goal...holy shite that backheel. Calm, classy, surprisingly strong, impudent. Sums him up well. Also, Giroud is world class at one thing: chipping the ball into the path of a runner from the top of the box. Image: http://cadfael.tv/image/src/1358974999776.gif
Giroud's second was a nice flick too. Confident finish. Hopefully he gets going a bit.
The last goal is indicative of what we need to do against better squads (though I'm not sure we have the defensive personnel to play full on counterattacking football). With Poldi, Theo, Santi, and Wilshere we can get the ball forward in a hurry.
Thought that was Ramsey's best match of the season. Nothing too flashy, just "did a job in the midfield," as some shitty commentator might say. Moved it around well. Wasn't ever caught out of place.
Definitely Poldi's best performance for Arsenal.
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