Ever had to take your Christmas gift from a hollow, cracked bottle, from a hot water bucket?
Newcastle’s goal reminded us of Anderlecht, Alexis’s penalty brought shivers of the Bayern Collapse. Twenty frustrating minutes will follow, but the bull will get his bone. Girouds moment of madness did not break the Chileans dogged spirit, three points sealed in the end.
Time to hand out the boxes.
Did not have much to do until the pressures started steaming in. Should be gutted with Giroud for denying him a much needed Clean Sheet.
Assured and solid right back, unlucky the referee bought into Hoiletts toilet of a dive. Many more lively games to come from the Frenchman.
Denied a penalty of his own after Fer had scoffed the attempted clearance. A decent game on the whole.
He must be considering himself more as a center back than left back now, even if he still grapples to cope with aerial challenges.
Very solid in defence as always, providing an excellent ball for Alexis. Maybe lucky to get away with the entanglement with Zamora.
Better from Flames today, benefitted from playing with an experienced head in Rosicky, midfield showing more balance.
He was not even at his best but it was a typical performance from the elder. One start, One Goal. One Tomas Rosicky.
Alexis: 9 (MOTM)
Goal, assist, and a missed penalty. Perfectly human performance.
He is better than Ronaldo and Messi in switching feet. There was the you-shudda-let-me-take-it reaction after Alexis missed the penalty.
Needs to improve. Not good enough.
Giroud: 2 (FOTM)
The very height of the ridiculous. What are you a professional for? The look from Wenger while walking down the tunnel summed it up. Not sure why we’ve given him two points, infact.
Subs Coquelin: 5
N/A Chambers: 5
Boy still cant get a rest
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