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Sam Stubbs-Benbow, known on Twitter as @sambangsdrums, is a student in Sound for television and is a keen musician. He has been following the Arsenal all his life and more widely, is a football nut, keen on anything to do with the beautiful game. You will find him at most home games and a few away ones and will be providing match reviews for Arsenal first team games this season.
My first FA Cup review and what could be sweeter than reviewing a good squashing of the Spuds? The culmination of a run of 5 games over the last 12 days and despite the physical challenge it presented, we’ve come through it with flying colours. A draw and three wins in the Premier League, rounded off with a flourish by dismissing our noisy neighbours from the Cup. After a lot of build up and talk before the game, particularly from the Sp*rs camp, but in the end, it was a breeze for the Gunners and we strolled into the fourth round.
Happy New Year everybody! My first match review of 2014 and thankfully, I’m reviewing a win. Just. We left it very late to snatch the points from a stubborn Cardiff side, who we were struggling to break down. It was a huge win too; City beat Swansea in the early kick off, meaning that nothing but a win would see us return to the top. On paper it looked like we should beat them comfortably, but it proved a grueling match in poor conditions. But, thankfully, we managed to scrape the points and when you’re chasing the title, that’s what you need to do.
The victory against Newcastle is probably the dictionary definition of grinding out a result. With City having scraped a win against Palace the day before and Chelsea hosting Liverpool following our game, three points were very much needed. A win would also mean we would finish 2013 top of the Premier League, something that not many would have predicted.