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by on February 28, 2012

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Got over this weekend yet? I know I haven’t! Here, have the highlights, just to enjoy it again. There’s also all manner of post-match reaction to be found here.

I spoke about the result in my weekly column for the 6 pointer, as well as saying goodbye to Andrei Arshavin. I’ve seen a lot of articles written about the match, almost all of them more eloquent than anything I could write. As always, Goodplaya and wearethenorthbank have done opinion pieces worth reading or, if you’re of the tactically inclined nature then Chronicles of Almunia has done a piece [I know!] and as always Arsenal Column is worth a read.

Personally, it was great to see Kieran Gibbs come back from injury, he’s always been one of my favourites and I think he has the talent to be one of the best one day. It was great to see Sagna score a thumping header as well, against the side where his leg was broken and he was spat upon. Vermaelen has looked shaky recently but he dominated in the air while Emmanuel Adebayor seemingly spent the ninety minutes in Laurent Koscielny’s pocket. The midfield of Alex Song, Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky completely dominated Tottenham, even with ‘Arry’s changes at half-time. Theo over-came an inconsistent first-half to score the brace that put us in fourth spot, RvP was sublime as always and Yossi Benayoung finally proved he has the class I’ve been speaking about on twitter for long.

Here’s some Chelsea fans complaining he’s ours. Mwahaha. Meanwhile, Robin van Persie says he’s a “true gunner” and he will look at signing a new contract in the summer. Hardly news, considering he’s been saying it since last summer! He also had kind words to share about young striker Benik Afobe who has been out for a while. It’s worth remember that our talismanic Dutch striker, not only the club captain but also one of the best players in the world regularly spent a lot of time on the sidelines until recent seasons. Perhaps we shouldn’t be so quick to call for the likes of Diaby, Gibbs and Rosicky to leave the club. As Rosicky showed yesterday, a little faith can pay off.

Speaking about Benik Afobe, he took part in the U-18s 3-2 loss to Chelsea as part of his comeback from injury. The highlights, if you’re interested.

Righto, aside from the usual link to ‘like’ us on facebook and to follow me on twitter @SavageGooner you can also.. follow[?] me on tumblr. I tumble. Tumbl. Whatever. Take a look.

Until the next time. Oh wait, injury update. Vermaelen’s ankle doesn’t seem too bad. Johan Djourou could be out for a month, Tomas Rosicky is still being assessed by the club but his injury doesn’t look bad at all. Andre Santos is still on light training, he’s about two weeks away. Okay, this time it really is goodbye.

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