Monday 18 January 2016

Another missed opportunity?

After another draw, many Arsenal fans are complaining about the points lost. However, from a confidence perspective, I'd take two draws from two difficult away matches all day long.

Getting anything away at Stoke has proved difficult ever since Wenger arrived. Inevitably, Arsenal were grateful to Petr Cech, for another man-of-the-match performance, although Butland was also called into action a number of times.

Overall, I thought it was a solid performance from Arsenal. Iwobi's cameo appearance was impressive, although I thought it was harsh to take Theo Walcott off to give the youngster his chance.

Aside from that, the only observation to make is how reliant Arsenal are on Ozil. Without him, the Gunners are solid and resilient but may only expect to score blanks. Gooners will help the playmaker makes a speedy recovery from his minor foot injury.

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