Arsenal welcomed fellow London club West Ham United to the Emirates Stadium and after 5 minutes & some smart interplay between Denilson and Bendtner resulted in the little Brazilian scoring a neatly taken goal, slotting the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the box. Arsenal were off to a good start. And then….
Just before half-time, Arsenal conceded a penalty and Vermaelen was sent off. But fortunately, like the Champions League semi-final against Villarreal, our goalkeeper saved the resulting penalty and we went into the break 1-0 up. After that Song dropped into the back line, and as a team we defended excellently. Cesc clipped the ball up onto Upson’s arm in the 82nd minute, and scored the resulting penalty, 2-0.