Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Where would Arsenal be without Van Persie?

A question that has been asked a lot this season, just where would Arsenal be without Van Persie? Probably in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Arsenal won 3-0 tonight, which didn't help because they needed to win by at least 4-0. Things were looking good at half-time. 3-0 up and plenty of width and pace down the flanks, enterprise and that "fearless" thing that pundits always talk about. I really did think they were going to do it. They didn't. It amazes me how many footballers are actually scared of playing football, according to Sky's "experts".

What happened then? Chamberlain ran out of steam and took a slight knock. Gervinho got drunk at half-time and his legs turned to spaghetti. Walcott's problem was he had too much time and started to use his brain. Unfortunately his football brain doesn't work correctly. "Should I take the defender down the outside, outpace him and get a ball into Van Persie? OR take a huge touch inside the defender off my shin and run into three players and lose the ball?"

Despite all this, it should have gone into injury time. It was only Robin Van bloody Persie of all people who completely ballsed it up. The ball ricochet off Abbiatti and fell straight to RVP from about 6 yards out. Rather than score, he tried to drink the ball over him and failed. This therefore cancels out all 3000 of his goals so far this season. Arsenal just looked knackered in the last 30 minutes and their bench was worse than useless. I feel sorry for Arsenal and sorry for every single player who had to endure that terrible referree. Oh well there's always next year!

AC Milan were playing as well but they didn't really do anything worth writing about. It is now 6 years 9 months and 21 days since Arsenal last won a trophy. Sack Wenger! Sell Van Persie! Buy a new stadium!