November 9th, 1989 – The Berlin wall falls.
December 8th, 2012 – Santi Cazorla gets blacklisted.
Reputations are earned, not given. For the most part at least. Santi Cazorla’s freshman year in England has been marked by superlative play making and excellent vision. Unfortunately from this day forward the diminutive Spaniard will be known for his acting as well.
And with that what looked to be a good game was ruined. Mikel Arteta slotted two penalties — the second, deserved — and Jack Wilshere played his best game of the season. West Brom’s magical run to open the season has hit a rough patch, after three straight losses Steve Clarke can no longer walk on water.
For Gooners this should be a day of jubilation. However, the truth cannot be overlooked. This is how referees compile their dossiers. Fool me once…