The first approach was going to be as to how shitty Flamini played, but the how he capped of the shitty performance by a well-taken goal, only to re-emphasize Wenger's undying faith in his chosen first-eleven. I almost got annoyed with him for playing Flamini for soooo long, but then it paid off, which kinda shut me up. Anyway, my first approach was going to be full of joy and passion at the supposedly brilliant Arsenal victory. But Essien changed all that.
A truly fantastic and unbelievable 35 yard scorcher, Essien’s shot was a well-deserving equalizer, and was good enough to overshadow the earlier Ashely Cole foul on Hleb which would have prevented the brilliant strike. Anyway, I am not going to vent too much here, but the goal wouldn’t have stood if the referee got his eye-sight sorted and gave the deserved free-kick to Arsenal. But, hey, whatever.
Things changed after that. Besides a horrid performance by screwing-up-at-Chelsea Wright-Phillips,
Cole got the treatment he deserved for his “BOT” – Betrayal of Trust – as some very “mature” people coin it. The Arsenal fans seemed to have the better of the reflexes to the
Anyway, the second half was more exciting than the first, and capped off a truly memorable and entertaining match: 1 - 1. And to think, Arsenal were without Henry, Gallas, Toure, Rosicky and Lauren. Hah,
P.S. The Unemphasized "London Derby" refers to the fact that the commentators failed to mention even once that it was a London Derby. Bloody hell there are too many