How many times have they done that? 85- 90 minutes of opposition resiliently defending and then finally Arsenal get a last gasp winner- and yet still some people leave early!
Nicklas Bendtner has so often been the goalscorer of these late goals, but this time it was our new goalscorer Alex Song who is in the goalscoring form of his life with 3 in 3 games and 4 in total this season. Compare that to his total of 1 last season. It came after a lovely pass from him to Clichy who beautifully cut inside, beating Julien Faubert and dinked in an irresistible cross with his right foot in the perfect place between goalkeeper and defence where Song headed in the well deserved winner. World class full back play from Gael Clichy and a good finish from the Cameroonian. Cue the ubiquitous "One nil to the Arsenal!"
Again, it was nice to see us keep another clean sheet, three in a row now. OK, it wasn't the most testing game defensively, but still when tested Arsenal looked generally solid, even without main centre half Thomas Vermaelen and long may it continue.
Sagna 7- solid and decent going forward
Squillaci 7- solid
Koscielny 7- solid- improving all the time
Clichy 8- great play for the goal and always busting a gut attacking and defending- solid too
Fabregas 6 +- had some poor moments but a couple of brilliant passes spring to mind
Song 8- scored the very important winner and was one of our best players going forward, especially first half. As usual, battled well defensively too
Denilson 6- not much point playing him in this sort of game
Nasri 6- surprisingly quiet from what I saw
Chamakh 5- same as Nasri
Arshavin 5- involved a bit but no end product
Walcott 7- made an impact and troubled WHU
* Please note that my player ratings are based on the Sky extended highlights I saw so may not be entirely accurate.