Match Review - Man City 0-2 Arsenal - Premier League: 18/01/15
Wow. What a performance. For years now, away games against the stronger teams have been events to be dreaded for Arsenal fans. 6-0, 6-3, 5-1 and 8-2 are just some of the litany of embarrassing defeats that we've suffered at the likes of City, Chelsea and United. But Sunday felt like a watershed moment for the Gunners. The moment we finally realised what was required to be successful in these games. We sacrificed our desire to control the game and attack with numbers and played with guts and determination. I suppose it's better late than never...
Before Arsenal's game against Manchester City if you had asked the two types of player I'd have liked to see Arsenal sign in this January transfer window I'd have quite quickly replied "defensive midfielder and centre back." I'm sure a lot of Arsenal supporters would have said the same and most probably still would but when 6pm came on Sunday I had changed my mind. I think, for the rest of the season at least, we should rock out with our Coq out.
After a win like that it is hard to talk about the sticks that are used to beat Arsenal with as it looks like petty point scoring (as much as the "I told you so" remarks from the perpetually negative who foretell our every downfall) however we cannot talk about a victory like the one against Manchester City without discussing why it was so momentous and such a huge relief.