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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.
Mixed feelings abound after Sunday's clash with the blue half of Merseyside. Arsenal had the chance to go seven points clear at the top of the table, following City's draw with Southampton and Chelsea's surprise defeat at Stoke. However, we had to settle for a five point lead as we were held by a determined Everton side, which means that we'll probably need to get positive results against Man City and Chelsea to stay top in going into the New Year. It's a pity, as we could have had breathing space going into a tough few games, but at the same time, a point against a formidable Everton side is not to be sniffed at (David Moyes will tell you that for nothing).
Apologies for the late article, it’s been a busy time and I’ve just been a bit swamped. Nevertheless, the game against Hull was as routine as it gets. A very simple 2-0 win. No dramas, no stress, all very easy and comfortable and that’s the best way for these types of games to go. A home game against a promoted team who many expect to become a relegated one, is one that the best teams win without breaking a sweat. If you did a sweat check on the Arsenal players after the game, you’d have found none present. Ahead of a tough game on Sunday, it’s important to snap up the low hanging fruit.
The Arsenal juggernaut keeps on rolling. Yet another away win, with this week’s unfortunates being Cardiff City. The Welsh team have already beaten Man City at home and took a point off Man Utd last week, as well as triumphing in the welsh derby a few weeks ago. Their home form has been very solid and has set them up quite well for the season, but they were unable to prevent us taking a seven point lead at the top of the table (before Sunday’s games).