Thursday, September 25, 2008
Six of the best. But which one was the best? Watch them on video and vote
By 1970’s Gooner
All six goals scored on Tuesday night were exquisitely crafted and taken. But which one stands out in your opinion?
This is my list in descending order. I am sure some of you will have your own opinions and probably disagree with me. So vote for your choice on the poll we have set up.
6. Bendtner’s 2nd
Ramsey’s run and back flick set up Bendtner nicely. He only had to beat Kenny from close in.
5. Vela’s 3rd
Hit them on the counter attack and Wilsehere’s pass found the on coming Vela unmarked on the left who hit it quickly and low under Kenny’s hands.
4. Bendtner’s 1st
Created the space for himself and as the defenders stood back he found the time to drive it in from outside the box low on Kenny’s left hand post.
Received the ball direct from a corner and dilled a low hard drive just inside Kenny’s left hand post who was late in spotting the danger.
2. Vela’s 1st
Received the ball behind the defence after good work from Bendtner and drove it into the opposite corner of the net after curling it low and hard round Kenny’s outstretched hand with his left foot.
1. Vela’s 2nd
The pick of the bunch. An outstanding long high ball by Kieran Gibbs, controlled by Vela with his shoulder thus allowing the ball to go behind the defender leaving him on a one on one with the goalkeeper whom he nonchalantly chipped with the outside of his left foot without breaking his stride!
For those of us who follow the Arsenal day in day out and in particular watch all the reserve and youth games shown on Arsenal TV were not really surprised by their display against Sheffield United.
Amidst all the eulogies heaped on the young guns one player’s excellent performance has gone unnoticed however. And this was Mark Randall.
He was an anchor in midfield playing the defensive midfielder’s role like a veteran and making some crunching tackles against a side which contains players who are not averse to the physical battles they have to encounter in the Championship.
May be Arsene Wenger has another viable option for the central midfield position alongside Song, Diaby and Denilson after all.