Sunday, July 29, 2007

Preseason at the Grove

Thanks to my little Setanta box, I was able to see Arsenal both days of the Ashburton Grove Cup. And I was overwhelmingly pleased with what I saw. It's good we won both games but it's also good what we showed. Moving Hleb and Eboue forward seemed to benefit both of them, plus Clichy and Traore were bonkers on the left. Diaby showed some good form but I'm not convinced he's efficient enough. And the defense was pretty solid overall.

Robin van Persie was quiet Saturday but massive today, including the goal you might have heard about already. Arsenal fans have seen him do this trick before last year against Dynamo Zagreb (in the same match Eduardo scored against us), but this time he finished it with a goal. Lekker.


1 comment:

soonergooner said...

Guess I need to read this blog first, huh?
Yeah, this is the time for AW to experiment with personell/alignments. Did you notice, both goals yesterday were scored from Hleb/RVP weak foot? I do like Hleb, AW may have found his best position ghosting the single forward, but I have long thought he was totally right footed. To be fair, neither the shot or the rebound goal had much strength.