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Very happy for Oliver Giroud to continue his scoring record, this time from the spot. Although can I be a little churlish about the kick not quite finding the corner. Had Brad Guzan guessed the right way then the outcome may have been different. Unnecessary moaning? Yeah probably, apologies. So 50 Premier league goals for Giroud then? Not to be sniffed at, his scoring record has been top bracket this season

The first goal was always going to be massively important, and when you have Mesut Özil in the side you can always carve open a chance from nothing. His pass behind the full back was sumptuous and Ramsey's left footed cross inch perfect for Giroud at the near post. Mesut has taken much of the credit for that goal but you cannot underestimate

I thought Rambo had an extra spring in his step, an extra burst to escape opposition challenges and he was heavily involved in everything we did going forward. We are still waiting and hoping that his scoring radar sorts itself out as he continues to miss some very good chances. What is quite remarkable though is the amount of chances he ghosts into. This has been the case pretty much since he burst onto the scene as a youngster

Alexis along with Özil have been our best attacking players over the last few matches and he hasn't looked tired one bit, in fact he looked like he was returning to his best after a wobble. So I don't blame the manager for not taking him out of the team. If the player gets the go ahead from the medical staff, the player says he feels fit and of course his recent performances show that he is winning games for you then what do you do? When players get injured for the most part, I think we can manage until they return as long as it is not all of your players in the same position or if that player is Alexis Sanchez because he is different to everyone else. I guess it depends on the duration of the injury. Luckily we have Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ramsey back along with Joel Campbell who looks better than the bit part version we witnessed until now.

Joel Campbell was definitely quieter in the second half and did not get on the ball quite as much as he did during the first half. But in 68 he produced the pass of the match, cutting inside on his left foot, he spotted Alexis making a diagonal run inside the box, and his reverse pass sliced opened the Zagreb defence and landed at the feet of

Özil losing the ball in midfield is just something that happens to every possession based team but the players behind you have got to do much better. Bellerin was not close enough to his man on the flank and Cech missed the ball before Arteta inexplicably extended his arm to reach the ball and deflect into his own net. Had he not stuck his arm out, there was a good chance that Monreal would have just cleared away to safety. Given that it was Arteta who lost Morrison on the first goal, it is safe to say it was not our captain's finest moment

We were a better side after the break if still not fluent enough to play our usual game but the game could still have been very different had Oliver Giroud converted one of his two headed chances. Giroud has the best record in the Premier League at scoring from his bonce so it was a shame not to see him add to his recent scoring record. His header wide was the most regrettable but at the same time we have to should remember that his conversion rate is either the best or second best in the league this season. Can't really argue with that can you? Well I know you can but you shouldn't

  • 15 Sep 2015
    So let me stop reminiscing of days gone by and let me focus on our Welsh wonder. Let me start off by saying that I think it is quite obvious that Aaron Ramsey is better in central midfield. His partnership with Mesut Özil, his running from deep and his underrated ball winning ability makes him a ...Read more