- I really need a haircut. I have been putting it off for the past 4 months
- I need to follow up with my doctor’s visits and I need to get to it this month.
- When is the last time I went out purely for pleasure? That was in February. I need to get out and see the world
- I have had any beer or alcohol since that same day out. I am thirsty for some. Let’s get to it.
- I need to get my resume in order and start applying for jobs. Been meaning to do this for a very long time. Let’s do it this month!
Arsenal put in another strong display to comfortably see off Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League at the Emirates. Striker Eddie Nketiah reacted to poke in the opener after Kieran Tierney’s powerful effort came back off the post. Fabio Vieira crossed it in for Rob Holding to head in a second before the Portuguese made it 3-0 late on. Mikel Arteta’s side have won four successive matches in all competitions and top their Europa League group, as well as leading the Premier League. They looked like a team playing full of confidence in the first half despite Arteta making eight changes from the side that beat rivals Tottenham in the weekend’s north London derby.
Nketiah, who also scored in the 2-1 victory over Zurich in September, came into the team and was a threat throughout. He deserved his goal when he pounced on the rebound from Tierney’s strike – he had curled it inches wide earlier and teed up Vieira for his effort which struck the crossbar within 10 minutes. Vieira was also hugely impressive, coming close on several occasions as well as providing the quality service for Holding’s goal and scoring himself when he finished off a scintillating move by Gabriel Jesus. Captain Granit Xhaka had a free-kick tipped over the bar and another shot saved by goalkeeper Nikita Haikin as Arsenal could easily have added to their tally.
Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt grew into the game in the second half and posed a threat but Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner was not tested enough and they lacked a clinical edge. There were signs though that Arsenal will need to be at their best again when they travel to Norway for a second meeting next week, as Arteta demanded more consistency afterwards. With two wins from as many group games so far, Arsenal now top Group A by two points over PSV Eindhoven, who they face on 20 October.