Coming up against the last remaining unbeaten side Arsenal were always expecting a tough clash at the King Power Stadium. Leicester had started the season the season in magnificent form and scoring plenty of goals. Prior to this weekend Leicester has scored 13 Premier League goals compared to Arsenal’s 5. The mighty gunners created the most scoring chances though, it’s just the finishing that is lacking.
On Saturday Jamie Vardy scored for the fourth game in a row to put Leicester City one up before Theo Walcott responded with a neat finish to end a sweeping Arsenal counter attack.Then came the moment many Arsenal fans has been waiting for:
Alexis Sanchez finally showing that he has rediscovered his goal scoring form with 3 sublime goals.
The best of those a stinging drive that beat Kasper Schmeichel low to the right. Vardy scored again before Giroud finished the scoring late on for Arsenal to win 5-2! What a match for us Gunners.
Questions will once again be fired at AW for his failure to strengthen the squad as injuries to Coquelin and Flamini have left Arsenal with only Mikael Arteta to cover in the defensive mid position. However, if Arsenal can keep firing home the goals and outscoring opponents, one could argue that a DM would not be needed. Today Walcott showed he can follow in the footsteps of the legendary Thierry Henry. Walcott scored his 12th goal in 13 starts, blessed with lightning pace and a touch of finesse in front of goal Theo will lead Arsenal to cup and league glory.
Next up for Arsenal in the Premier League is their old foe Manchester United, but after today’s excellent attacking performance Arsenal will be confident to blast United off the park and move to the top of the Premier League for the first time this season. With both Man City and Chelsea dropping more points this weekend. It will be a golden opportunity for the Gunners to stamp their intentions on this seasons Premier League.
Gabriel Paulista will return after his 1 match ban for improper conduct after Mike Dean unfairly dismissed him during the game in which Diego Costa became Arsenal’s #1 public enemy. News that Diego Costa received a 3 match ban for violent conduct post-match came with a bitter-sweet taste. The match was ruined on the day and the points lost when we would’ve been sitting on top of the premier league this weekend.
This week Mourinho, Chelsea’s poison dwarf, once again added fuel to the fire in his relationship with Arsene Wenger. The Chelsea gaffer had the following to say:
“He can speak about referees, push people in the technical areas, can cry in the morning and afternoon, nothing happens. Cannot achieve, keep his job, can still be the king, it is privilege.”
Mourinho might very well be correct, as Arsene Wenger has the longest odds in the premier league to be the next manager to be sacked. Worrying for Mr. Mourinho is that at the start of the season he shared those long odds with Wenger, but a string of bad results and constant moaning has seen his odds being cut in half to be the next manager to receive the boot. Seeing Mourinho sacked by Chelsea for a second time would surely be very sweet for Wenger and his followers.