Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Wilshere Class

This is rapidly turning into a football blog. Sorry about that, but the quality of some/most/all of Arsenal's youngsters last night was breathtaking. 

Five English players were in the starting line-up, one of whom was 16-year-old Jack Wilshere who once again impressed. Direct, with poise under pressure, the ability to ride a tackle and a keen eye for a through ball, he provided the eye-of-a-needle pass for Simpson's first goal. As Gunnerblog said,
"Fabio Capello was in the crowd last night, and I doubt it was to watch Titus Bramble."
which made me laugh a lot. 

It was the usual £10/£5 tickets so myself, Paul, Jenny and PJ joined a full-house Emirates (over 59,000 for a mid-week Carling Cup game?!!) and watched as the little scamps took Wigan to pieces, with Ramsey impressing again in midfield, Djourou a rock in defence and Vela scoring another sublime chip:

A word too for Fabianski who produced a close-range double save of the highest order near the end to deny De Ridder and then Zaki a consolation goal. 

So the quarter-final draw is on Saturday. Who's next for the kids - Spurs again?


  1. Who is 'next for the kids'?


  2. Er, thanks, you've been very helpful.

    Actually the main culprit last night was the so-called 'experienced' Niklas Bendtner, missing three clear goalscoring chances and fluffing any number of simple passes.

    Paul is right; he has the control of an incontinent dachshund.