I watched the highlight package of the match against Sydney
- Welbeck looked sweaty. I think it’s hot down there.
- Walcott got about 100 shots. All but one of them were on target. All saved. I hope he gets 1000 shots this season. He is sure to score at least 25 goals.
- Walcott earned a penalty that clearly wasn’t a penalty. It hit the defender straight in the back. Walcott should have scored. I mean, every shot he had was open and on target.
- Welbeck took the penalty and it was horribly taken – weak shot, poor placement, didn’t even get the keeper to move – and easily saved.
- Mertesacker scored a bicycle kick goal and then got left flat footed, out of position, and left for dead a few minutes later. I’m not sure what was up with his goal celebration. Him and a few of the other players did like a jumping-into-each-other thing.
- THIS GAME IS A MICROCOSM OF ALL THINGS ARSENAL THIS SEASON YOU MUST TAKE IT SERIOUSLY AND THIS POST SERIOUSLY TOO
- The black kits look like black kits. BUT THEY HAVE PINK BITS.
- Cohen Bramall had a great shot in the second half. He controlled a looping cross and struck across the ball, left footed, and curled it back toward goal. Quite a bit of skill there. It was saved.
- Ox hit a great free kick as well. Nice bend on it. It was saved.
- This kid Willock dribbled and lost control
- Lacazette scored a wonderful one-touch goal. Perfect run, perfect placement. I really hope this is a sign of things to come from him.
- Giroud didn’t celebrate Lacazette’s goal – or maybe he celebrated internally. Like, he didn’t celebrate outwardly because inwardly he was baking a lovely little cake and decorating it for Lacazette. Then putting on a little hat and setting a single candle on the cake. The candle lights up Giroud’s cherubic cheeks as he smiles broadly and blows sweet kisses. Anyway, this non-celebration fact is now in articles on computer web sites for eyeballs and stuff.
Finally, I have a question: what rules would you like to see for our little discussion forum? I think we do ok with self-policing but I would like at least one major rule which is that we don’t attack people personally. That means no calling names (yes, even “stupid”). You can argue with people’s ideas but not with their personality. That’s a pretty simple rule and if you violate it, I think you get a week long ban. Or something. I dunno. What do you think? Sound off in the comments you mutton-headed toe-gurglers.