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All three of our strikers were involved in the 3rd goal. Alexis' wonderful reverse pass to Özil, the German picking out Lacazette who curled effortlessly past the keeper. I find Lacazette such an interesting player. He's not an individualist who will beat three players and score on his own like Alexis or Henry before him but he is such a smart team player. His link-up play is excellent, I didn't know that side of his game was so strong. He is perfect for someone like Alexis who likes to get into scoring positions himself, Lacazette is more than happy to vacate a central position and play a team mate in. I wish he got into scoring positions more often because he is so clean when it comes to his execution

Arggh! Why couldn't his poke off the post bounced over Courtois' line rather than out? It's easy to say Lacazette should have scored the rebound, but the ball came back to him sharply and at an awkward height, not to mention on his weaker side. Bit gutted that we did not get that particular rub of the green on that occasion. That is the game ladies and gentleman, some you win, some you lose

Lacazette is a rather interesting striker, not exactly the player I imagined he was before this season. I assumed he was more of an off the shoulder of the last defender type of number 9. But he definitely enjoys having the licence to roam around the front line, finding spaces between the lines to link up with others. The move in which the referee decided to blow for the foul instead of playing on was beautiful to watch and Lacazette was heavily involved in that

Roberto Firmino found space in the penalty box and headed beyond Cech, not quite sure why he wasn't marked. Liverpool then kept winning the ball from us and breaking at speed against us. Henderson and Salah both had good chances to score before Sadio Mané scored yet another goal against us darting in from the left and smashing a great shot past Cech into the far corner. In the second half, we gambled and left an already exposed defence even more exposed. Bellerin's error allowed Salah to run clean through from the half way line to slot past Cech for 3. Substitute Daniel Sturridge headed in the 4th unmarked at the back post

That is what I wrote in the match preview, I couldn’t have been more wrong if I tried. Well that is not strictly true. We are creatures of habit and the team have decided to ignore what worked so well for the other players at Southampton and instead revert back to sleep walking through the first 45 minutes

As Alexis turned to his left to play the ball to his left, I am glad it was Mustafi in Monreal’s position instead of the left back because more than likely we would have had a cross into the box headed out before the final whistle. Instead Mustafi decided against using his left foot and played it back to Alexis who arched a dinked ball to the far post, to be fair it was a very good ball given just how many Burnley shirts where in the way and Mee booted an offside Koscielny in the face. Penalty!

We were not able to create many scoring opportunities during that first half until an Arsenal counter attack on 37 minutes. Xhaka intercepted Nathan Dyer’s pass and then some neat combination play down the field resulted in Ramsey sliding the ball across to Giroud at the far post but the Frenchman could not quite get a connection. Is it me or does that happen quite a lot to ‘ol Ollie? I can never work out if the crosses aren’t good enough or if Giroud just isn’t quick enough to turn them in. If he starts to score those, he’ll be scoring 30 a season at this rate

  • 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