The last time I saw Arsenal whoop Chelsea was in 2011 during the RVP days. The last few times, it’s been Diego Costa getting away with being a complete jerk without any penalty. The last few times, it’s been too many goals against us and not enough against them. The last few times, it was Mourinho being a dick wad. Specialist in failure anyone?
So believe me, I was ecstatic when I saw LoLo bully Costa to the ground with the 40 year old caveman whining to the ref. I was thrilled to see Hector go ballistic to beat Pedro’s counterattack. And our midfield? With Ozil, Iwobi and the rest of the gang in full sync, everything was smooth as silk. Iwobi in particular was getting into great positions, laying out passes, linking up play and penetrating Chel$ki’s defence. But the cream of the crop? Those three beautiful goals. How good was that to see?
20 years ago, Wenger became manager of Arsenal and continues to steady ship despite getting abuse from commentators and asshole Gooners. The Gooners that do love him will not only enjoy this win, but will love how timely it is. Let’s hope we can churn out more of these performances in the near future, especially against the smaller teams. It’s only just one game, but let’s savor it now and look forward to the next one.