A late equalizing goal, deep into injury time, rescued Arsenal from a second straight defeat to a lowly side. No matter that Roy Keane is in charge of the team, Sunderland should not be defeating sides like Arsenal. And after last week’s Hull fiasco, Arsenal needed to step up and show their class. It didn’t happen, despite the team’s obvious domination of the match.
Sunderland went ahead on Grant Leadbitter’s stunning 86th-minute strike. Earlier Robin van Persie, had a goal chalked off just after half-time. Theo Walcott cut the ball back from the right byline for the Dutchman to stab home but the England winger was ruled to have taken the ball out, although television replays appeared to suggest he had kept it in. And then Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas rescued the Gunners with a close-range header from a corner in the third minute of added time.
Had Arsenal won they would have gone top of the table, even if it would be for a short time depending on Chelsea’s & Liverpool’s performances. So now the Gunners find themselves at 3th spot. We so need 2 or 3 solid players and we need them really badly. Wenger, one suggestion : Read my blog and take a hint!