Reading 2 – 5 Arsenal, This is the Arsenal we know and love! by KJ
We’ve finally got some sort of run going. Its 2 wins now in a row in the Premier League. We’ll need to get a run going if we are going to make this season respectable. Fortunately, the boys seemed to understand that today and it was a relatively easy win for the Gunners.
We started the game pretty well and we managed to get into some good positions but we faded a little as Reading started to grow into the game during the first 10 minutes.
But we held on and punished them with a well taken goal by Podolski. Gibbs got it into him inside the box and one touch took out one of their CBs before a finish with the laces gave us the lead. 0-1.
It wasn’t long until we scored our second with Cazorla this time. It was another cross (from Podolski this time) that was met by the diving header of Cazorla who netted our second goal of the game. 0-2.
The goal scoring wasn’t over for this half as Cazorla managed to net his second with another cross into the box (by Theo). It was met by the head of Gibbs who got it into a position where I felt Chamberlain should’ve ran onto.
However, Cazorla decided to take it in his turn and managed to get it into the net. 0-3.
The first half finished and I was pretty pleased. The front 3 were interchanging easily as well as Cazorla having one of those nights where he was mesmerising.
The second half was pleasantly met with another Arsenal goal. It was a hatrick for Cazorla! Another low driven cross was drilled into the box which was met by an easy finish by Cazorla. It was the first hatrick of hopefully many for the Spaniard at Arsenal. 0-4.
We did get complacent for about 10 minutes and we let in two very easy central goals. One was an awful mistake by Gibbs whilst the second was just general bad play from our defenders. 2-4.
I felt a bit nervous as I could see Newcastle all over again. Fortunately, Wenger substituting on Ramsey changed the dynamics of the game. He slowed the game down which was perfect.
Walcott playing through the middle managed to get the inevitable goal that would give us the win. He was dangerous all night and was very impressive. His finish was brilliant with his left foot. You just have to hope Walcott signs da ting. 2-5.
A good win overall that should push us forward and give us a win away against Wigan.