By 1970’s Gooner
It’s simply not good enough. To have blown away a lead once and then to go and do it again a few days later, in the same manner is beyond belief. Don’t tell me that we need to go three up to feel safe because this is what it looks like it at the moment.
It was really pathetic, going 2-0 up in the first half and not being able to close the game out. The players thought that the game was over after the first 45 minutes. They started playing in second and third gear, not really interested enough to put the game beyond reach.
So the young squad still has a lot to learn, apparently.
I still think that he will be a great goalkeeper for Arsenal but he was clearly at fault for their first goal. He should have pushed the ball out for a corner not bring it back into play again.
This goal started their revival and it is almost impossible to move up a gear when you’ve been in a lethargic state for a big part of the second half.
If Almunia was fit he should have been brought back into the team. 5
Was a lot better this game. Went forward enough and his crosses were much improved resulting in Arsenal’s first goal. 7
Looks invigorated this season and got another goal today. 7
The centre back that Arsenal needed. Intelligent, physical, a good passer of the ball as well as having an eye for goal. 7
Had an average game defensively but was not as good going forward. The quality of his crosses left a lot to be desired. 6
Was having another strong game with his ability to shield the defence and make the simple passes to his forwards or Fabregas. However he tends to foul unnecessarily sometimes and it was fairly stupid of him to do so in the box giving away the penalty. 6
Was playing in second gear from the beginning of the game. Drifted in out of the game and generally was not the usual Cesc we all know. 5
Has cut out the fancy stuff in recent games and this has resulted in much better performances. 6
Looked disinterested and like Fabregas was not in the centre of things as we have come to expect from the little Russian demon. 5
One of the few that played well tonight. Scored the first goal and generally led the line well. Nearly scored the winner with a header that was saved by Green in the latter stages of the game. He was however no helped a lot by the below par performances of Fabregas and Arshavin. 7
He is a much improved player this season but I feel his inability to make the right decisions at important moments will always hamper his effectiveness. Now if Rosicky was fit or even if Eduardo was in the team we would have probably won the game. 6