Welcome to the first rendition of Goonerverse with a Premier League win behind us. I would have hoped to detail a fine victory but unfortunately it was not.
We started the match brightly with Arteta showing real quality immediately to find Aaron Ramsey in space. It could have, and by all means should have been 1-0 and any nerves should have been settled there.
What followed however was a break down our left hand side a good ball into our area and Graham getting ahead of debutant Mertesacker and getting a great effort at goal. Szczesny pulled off a fantastic save low down to his left.
Another close call for Swansea when Arshavin found a well timed Walcott run and he managed to sneak his shot under the advancing Vorm and despite a big touch from the keeper the ball looked as though it would trickle in was it not for a great goal line clearance from Steven Caulker. Tottenham Twat.
Aside from that chances were not clear cut and despite much possession it seemed as though we were looking less and less likely to score until… Vorm masterminded an arsenal victory single headedly. I have never seen such inbreeding on a football pitch. This was a shambles. He threw the ball out against the heel of his own defender to present Arshavin with an empty net. To be fair to the Russian, it was a very tight angle and there was still much to do but the keeper must really have contemplated suicide with that one. If a mate of mine had done that on the five-a-side pitch I reckon I could have banned him from ever playing. Oh well I will not complain because if it wasn’t for that we would not have won.
There were other chances with Van Persie hitting the outside of the post with his right foot and Chamakh forcing a good save through a decent header.
Despite that it never looked comfortable. We looked to lack confidence and cohesion which is understandable given what has happened. The new players looked good on the whole and we must take the positives out of this 1-0 victory and move on to bigger and better things.
A win is a win so let’s just enjoy it.
Enjoy your Sunday and speak soon!