Another shit result in a season of shit results. Even with the potential of a win taking us to third place Arsenal could not rally themselves. Hardly surprising when the club captain is already on holiday.
Arsenal of course started the strongest and had lots of the ball and Gibbs had a great chance on his head. He whipped it across, right across to Sagna who whipped it back to him but Schwarzer made a save.
They then did what so many have done before and scored on the break. A stupid back-heel from Ramsey sent them away, Gibbs was caught to far inside and they broke on the right, a simple cut in and roll back to Sidwell who cracked it through Djourou and Chesney’s legs!!
But Arsenal came straight back, Diaby broke, played a one-two with Chamakh and then played a georgrous through ball to RvP, he took a touch and rolled it in for 9 in 9 away from home.
Arsenal just have no fight and detmination to win matches and you can’t say Fulham didn’t have their chances. At one point in the first half Vermaelen was sliding along the line clearing the ball off the line.
Plenty of nice inter-play with Nasri and Jack especially but nothing to really get you off your seat except for a Nasri free-kick. Another blunder lets us down, this time it was Vermaelen and Chesney, Vermaelen being beaten to the ball by Zamora while Chesney rooted to his line with a ball flashed across infront of his face!! Cue chants of ‘SPEND SOME FUCKING MONEY!’.
Then we had Gera trying to put Vermaelen in hospital and getting a red card, the only team not to get a red card all season managed to grab one in a bid to save themselves the hassle of the Europa League!!
It took Arsenal until the 89th minute to find the equaliser. A superb solo goal. He found himself out on the touchline, skinned the full back, sprinted in to the edge of the box and fired it into the bottom corner of the goal. It was a ‘Happy Gillmore moment’ – why don’t I do that all the time – DER!
So we scraped a draw, that is the story of our season, please to knick a point!! The only highlight of another crap match was the chant ‘
Arsenal: Chesney, Sagna, Djourou, Vermaelen, Gibbs (Eboue 64), Nasri, Diaby (Walcott 64), Wilshere, Rambo (Arshavin 64), Van Persie, Chamakh. Subs not used: Jens, Squillaci, SanMiguel, Denilson.
Goals: RvP 29, Theo 89.