Ahh, that feels better. I'm still awaiting the chance to see the MOTD highlights and the Sky extended highlights of the Arsenal v Bolton game but I think I can still talk about it despite not having seen even a second of it yet.
The best thing was of course getting the much needed 3 points and climbing up to the dizzy heights of 12th in the table. Other positives from today are Robin Van Persie getting his century of goals for Arsenal and Alex Song grabbing a lovely goal (by the sounds of it.) Oh, and a clean sheet.*
OK, Bolton had 10 men at 1-0 for the last half an hour- ish but it was still a good win. Firstly, we were already ahead when that happened and secondly, it was our quality that forced them to go down to 10 men as they were unable to deal with the pace of Theo Walcott. Plus, it sounds like we created a tonne of chances in the second half and, of course, we took three and kept a clean sheet. So all in all, a good day Arsenal- wise.
Unfortunately we have a North London derby next Sunday (4pm kick off, which I hate) and it is really bad timing as Tottenham are on good form at the moment but even if we are without Walcott as well as our other absentees, we can still win there. Plus, we're due an away win.
I fancy us to stack up a good tally of points over the next few games as, Tottenham and Chelsea away aside, we have a pretty good looking fixture list between now and mid- December including home games vs Sunderland, Stoke, West Brom, Fulham and Everton and away games at Norwich and Wigan so there should be a very good tally of points racked up there that would take us up the table. Who knows, maybe even the top 10.
Let's enjoy the win. 2 in a row, we're having a laugh!
*FACT: We have now kept more clean sheets than Man Utd or Chelsea this season.