Another match against a title contender, another reminder that Arsene Wenger’s current side is well below the quality level of the last few years. I dare say that this is the weakest side that Arsenal has fielded ever since 1998 – when I started supporting Arsenal. Truth be told, and it hurts me to say this, but a few of the Gunners are just nancy boys who can’t fight for the ball on the pitch. The talent is missing and so is the grit. And guess what – Arsene you only have yourself to blame? It’s your stupid attitude that has seen some of the best talents leave the club and not make the club attractive for major talent to want to come here! Yes you have made the club a lot of money by focusing on youth and developing them – and then they leave and win trophies elsewhere, while we haven’t won anything in ages.
Chelsea held off London rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge to claim their first home win of 2013 at the fourth attempt.
Juan Mata drove in a shot to put the Blues in front, although the visitors could justifiably claim there had been a foul against them in the build-up. Keeper Wojciech Szczesny brought down Ramires and Frank Lampard scored from the spot for Chelsea’s second. Forward Theo Walcott’s clinical sidefoot finish gave the Gunners hope but the hosts held on for the win. Arsenal had been overwhelmed in the first half and when manager Arsene Wenger sent them out early for the second half, it was easy to imagine what the Frenchman’s half-time mood had been.
After the interval, the Gunners began to look a threat at last. Centre-back Per Mertesacker and striker Walcott had efforts on goal, both shooting straight at Cech, while Giroud mistimed a header before the visitors pulled a goal back. And so, stuck at 6th place. Great going Wenger!