Sunday, October 24, 2010

Manchester City 0 Arsenal 3: Hats off to Fabianski

I never thought I would say this but what a game by Fabianski. He certainly prove the manager’s confidence in him with his performance in this match. I counted no less than 3 big saves that he made at critical junctures which could have change the whole complexion of the game.

His save in the first minute from the Silva backheel was instinctive and kept us from chasing the game. The save he made from Silva shot’s early in the second half was equally important as the Citizens were in ascendancy and who knows what would have happened if they had equalized.

His last save from Jerome Boateng was not insignificant as it took away any chance of a late Manchester City revival. All in all it was the best performance I have seen of him in an Arsenal shirt since he came to the club.

It was a good win for us against an opposing side full of confidence being unbeaten at home so far. The early sending off certainly had an impact in the game but I am sure even without the advantage we would have given them a run for their money. Cesc was instrumental in very part of the pitch and showed that he is back to his best following time out through injury. Nasri continued his good scoring form and even Arshavin showed signs of becoming a more diligent player. The way the Russian covered for Clichy in the first half when Micah Richards was marauding down the line was a pleasant surprise. It was also good to have Bendtner back and scoring a goal with his first opportunity as well. That really is a surprise.

It was a good win of a championship challenger and the three points carried us to second in the table. As the Professor said in his post match interview,

“It is always a burden on your shoulder because if you don’t do it, people will 
remind you of your record so once you get it off it becomes easier”

Let’s get on and charge ahead with our challenge on all fronts.

Next up: Newcastle in the Carling Cup on Wednesday

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