The briefest of brief posts today.
Yesterday’s result was just what we needed before going to Old Trafford on Wednesday evening. We played well and were never really in any great danger of not getting the three points, although Boro did create one or two decent chances, most notably for Aliadiere. Cesc, Nasri and Arshavin linked up very well and it bodes well for our future that they are really starting to build a good understanding together.
Cesc took his two goals very well. The first came from a pass from Arshavin and the second from an Eboue pass. It was good to see Almunia get a full game under his belt and his presence will definitely have a calming influence on our defence.
The excitement is now really starting to build ahead of the Champions League semi-final and I can’t wait for it. It’s a remarkable achievement to have reached this stage of the competition given the average age of our squad, the money it cost to assemble and the number of long-term injuries we have had this season.
Hats off to the players and staff for getting us this far in the competition and let’s hope that lady luck will be on our side and we get to the final in Rome.
Okay, told you it’d be brief. I need to go and collapse on the sofa. Knackered.