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North London Review - Games To Both Arsenal and Spurs

Fulham 1 - Arsenal 5
Well...who would have thought it at half time, the score being 1-1? Fulham v Arsenal was, frankly, the battle of two teams with good players. Let's not take away from Fulham that they have Seri and Mitrovic, along with a host of other good players including Schurrle. And, at times, tactically, the teams looked well matched. Despite a regular goal from Lacazette, the score was 1-1, with Arsenal edging the first half. However, another goal from Laca, 2 from Aubameyang, and an excellent 'team goal' from Ramsey made the game look completely one-sided. Therein lies the key so far. Emery must say something that changes the Arsenal team at half time. Every time the Gunners take the field in the 2nd half, there is a massive step up in intensity. The defensive frailties are still there, despite the dropping of Sokratis to the bench, however, Emery never promised a sound defensive style. No, he promised 4-3 victories as opposed to 1-0. The goal from Ramsey, in …

Arsenal and United both in did they get on?

Arsenal 2 - Watford 0

Is it possible to be upset when Arsenal win? Is there something other than happiness at winning? Today, there was. Yes, Arsenal won, and they won 2-0. However, an Arsenal fan who is happy at how we won might be a rare breed. to the positives first. We scored twice....actually, we scored once, and they scored for us once, anyway....the point is, there were 2 goals for the Gunners. However, despite the fact that we only put the ball in the net once...if you put that aside......consider this fact, both goals were scored in the 80th, and 83rd minutes. That means that we dominated the match for.......3 minutes!

Ok, you say, maybe we dominated the match and just didn't score? Ok, on possession....yes. However, frankly, it was pretty even, apart from the 3 aforementioned minutes!

Another thing to consider is that Petr Cech has, what seems to be, a serious hamstring injury. I know that Leno is very capable, and today he was also. However, Cech is a top perf…

London's Weekend Review

Arsenal 2 - Everton 0

This game had really two portions. In fact, it was really a game of 2's....Arsenal won by 2, both goals scored in a little over 2 minutes, both scored by their best 2 strikers! However, it was also a game of 2 portions, there were the 2 minutes we just mentioned, however, there was the other 88 minutes.

What was different about the other 88 minutes? Well, that period was very evenly matched, perhaps even Everton were slightly ahead overall, with the exception of some poor finishing. I am thinking particularly of Walcott, the former Arsenal player, who was through on goal and still managed to allow the advancing Cech to save.

The encouraging thing for Gunners' fans is that Arsenal are not playing well, yet, still winning. Imagine what they can achieve if they do start playing well?
A special mention goes out to Alexandre Lacazette. Everyone mentions his 'bromance' with Aubameyang, however, his well taken individual goal was a sheer delight. He is …