Rather than do a typical game recap here are some brief thoughts on the game. Richard Whittall will not be singing on Monday’s Podcast because Arsenal supporters care about people’s emotions and doing the right thing. Villa’s dance with relegation intensifies with Wigan’s victory at Madejski Stadium.
A blanketed Stan Kroenke watched his team dispatch Aston Villa with difficulty at the Emirates. Never have I loathed an old man in a blanket this much. The official count indicated 60,079 tickets were sold for today’s game, but the large amount of empty seats told a different story. Usmanov wouldn’t have needed a blanket.
Santi Cazorla scored twice, with the winner coming in the 86th minute. While Mikel Arteta is a good soldier for this club Cazorla needs to play centrally.
Though Jack Wilshere had a hand in both goals, this was not his best performance. A reckless challenge to end the first half summed up an otherwise average day. That said, his ball into Nacho Monreal to set up Cazorla’s winner was fantastic.
The Malaga Connection has been signed to a five year deal with Interscope records. Suge Knight is said to be pleased.
Andreas Weimann equalizer will serve as the Counter Attack’s visual mascot. There is no such thing as a visual mascot.
Matthew Lowton and Joe Bennett had excellent days on the flanks, but Weimann was Villa’s man of the match. Paul Lambert’s side deserved a draw for their performance.
Arsenal move within a point of Spurs for fourth place. Tottenham takes on West Ham at Upton Park on Monday. At certain points today it looked as though Arsene Wenger wished he was in Japan. Japan loves him back.