There had been some suggestions that we would go to bottom side Reading and get done over, but that was not the case as the lads put in a top performance and came out 5-2 winners, and gave us a vital three points in our quest to get into that coveted Champions League spot.
Goals from Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski gave the Gunners a much needed win and hopefully a great boost for what is to come for the rest of the season.
Arsenal’s difficult season hit a new low last week when they were dumped out of the Capital One Cup by League Two Bradford in one of the clubs worst performances in recent times.
But luckily for us our next game was Reading and we couldn’t of asked for anything more from the lads, as they picked up the pace and tempo and finally played some brilliant football, which we have failed to see enough of this term.
And Arsene Wenger was pleased with the performance and hailed his stars for bouncing back and showing what they are truly capable of.
Speaking to Sky Sports he said: “The target was to win in a convincing way. We focussed on playing the game. At 4-0 we had a little wobbling period. And at 4-2, after what happened last week, we became a bit uncertain. We lost a bit of focus and paid for it.
“But overall it was important to go out and play and give the right answer on the football pitch.”
Although it was ultimately against the Premier Leagues bottom team, you can only beat what is in front of you and we went out and tore them apart, which I was mightily impressed with.
The defence needs to keep more concentration though as silly mistakes cost us two goals. But that is the only criticism in the game.
Well done lads.
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