That 8-2 defeat at Old Trafford almost seems a distant memory now. We sit 2 and 3 points of Liverpool and Tottenham respectively. I remember the media chanting the words ‘Arsenal are in a crisis’, a funny crisis it is, isn’t it?
Well, we got another 3 points, and in the end, it turned out to be pretty comfortable. There will still be some complaints, but after looking at how Manure suffered at their home ground, Arsenal fans would be well done to ignore the small little things.
Van Persie was ‘rested’ for the game, and Song was our captain for the day. A worthy choice, and a nice capable one. I’ve always supported him on the leadership scale, and it’s puzzling to me how so many people can underestimate his contribution in midfield. His performance was more than up to the mark, with a solid display in front of our back 4. For a brief period in the second half, he suddenly became our most offensive midfield player, such had been the pace of the game.