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Our second loss. It's confusing, really!

I can't quite process the match Arsenal just had.

We lost 4–2.

Adebayor has revealed himself to be one of the absolute lowest-of-lifes.

Rosicky's back.

That we went behind first and never got the lead is the primary reason we lost in my opinion. Except for the first, every goal we conceded were results of very, very effective counterattacks. And the way we conceded that first goal was painful: a freekick headed onto the post by a blue-shirt but went in off Almunia's face. Painful. After we conceded we sort of tuned out of the game. Sloppy passes, giving away balls cheaply, but the opposition didn't threaten too much then. We ended the first half 1–0 with hardly a shot on target.

Whatever the manager said during the break must have worked well because we started to make the blue-shirt keeper work for his pay. At round the 50th-ish minute, Denilson was subbed out for Rosicky. He seemed to have recovered well. He played the pass that enabled Robin van Persie to score the equalizer.

Things started to get ugly from then on. A certain blue-shirt apparently tried to slam his studs onto van Persie's face. No action was taken by the referee.

We still had a hold on the match though but not for much longer. Twice Clichy was tackled and lost the ball on the attack and our defence failed to cope. And "boom!" we were down 1–3. The third goal annoys me especially. To celebrate, the same blue-shirt who apparently tried to maim van Persie ran across the length of the pitch towards the Arsenal fans. Classy[!]

Then they got another goal through yet another counter attack and we were down 4–1. We kept trying to get more goals though. van Persie had shots saved or came off the bar. Rosicky managed to make it 4–2. But scoring 3 goals in 5 minutes is always going to be difficult.


I guess we played well enough in the second half at least but the fact that we got behind first meant that we were always chasing the game. First, for the equalizer and when we did equalize, for the win. They took advantage of this and scored goals and we have to address it. Also Rosicky is back and both he and van Persie has scored and that looks promising especially in light of the rest of our fixtures this month. Go win the next one!

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