Arsenal 6-1 Coventry


Arsenal ran riot in the second half at the time Emirates Stadium tonight. After a slow start, Giroud got his first goal for the club at last to get us off the mark. Wenger says he expects Olivier’s confidence to grow in the future and for Champions League games too now.

Arshavin took a tumble and was awarded the penalty which Giroud… missed. But it was a good save in all fairness to the Frenchman. Chamberlain then did add a second with a long range shot to make it 2-0 after another Arshavin move, he played an integral part in both goals, before scoring one himself from just inside the area.

Walcott made it 5-1 with a beautiful finish – laying forward his argument over the contract an position situation – before he celebrated with a wave of the finger. The number 1 celebration? The last number 14 did this too. But there’s no surprises there. 4-0.

Coventry did pull one back, a mere consolation goal, yet disappointing to concede. No sooner had they finished celebrating, Coquelin headed home to make it 5-1, and who else to get the assist but Andrey Arshavin. Great night for him, his statistics speak volumes despite his mistakes and the stick he gets. He unquestionably has class, just lacks form and consistency – even within the same game.

Theo then added another which he also finished sweetly. 6-1 and good night. Full time at the Emirates and it didn’t come a moment too soon for the Coventry players.

Shortly after we were drawn away at Reading for the last 16, while United got Chelsea, which can only be beneficial. We are undoubtedly fighting in four fronts. For now at least.

Twelve goals in our last two home games. Role on Chelsea.