Goonersphere's match review page covering all first team matches. Reviews include scores, injury updates, match stats, and player ratings.
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.
Here we are again, already so soon. Another home game, another 2-0 win which means we stay top of another table. Boring, boring Arsenal eh? This win, however, means that we are almost certain to qualify from our group and just a point will see us through as winners. It would take Napoli beating us heavily and Dortmund winning against Marseille to see us drop into the Europa League and with our current form, I'd back us for at least a point in Italy. We can't assume the job's done, but with the position we're in, we shouldn't lose it now.
Another solid home performance and a return to winning ways. It was very important for us to get back on track after a disappointing defeat at Old Trafford and show the same character that we have a number of times already this season. Beating Southampton has been very difficult this season; it was only their second defeat of the season and along the way they've beaten Liverpool and drawn with United away and won a lot of praise for the way they've done it. They deserve all the plaudits they're getting at the moment and as such, I think it's a great result for us.
I hate losing to Man U. This defeat is even more frustrating because we had the team and the form to beat them this time. They've started the season poorly, they don't look anywhere near the force they were before and they've even looked vulnerable at Old Trafford. It really felt time to put a dent in the Old Trafford curse we seem to have hanging over us, but yet again, we fell short on United's turf. We haven't triumphed there since 2006 and our overall record there is atrocious. It seemed a great opportunity to lay down a marker, to show we meant business. But, as usual, we came away empty handed.