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Arsenal vs. Everton Highlights: One Nil to The Arsenal

Posted by Arsenalist on May 4, 2008

Arsenal 1, Everton 0

First off an announcement, I will not be covering the final match of the season away to Sunderland. Sorry. Thanks for visiting the blog all season long, I’ll try to do the same next year if any legalities don’t come in the way (in other words, if they don’t shut my ass down).

The first half was where most of the chances came but it was the second half where Bendtner scored after latching on to a pinpoint cross from Traore. Adebayor probably should’ve scored in the first half but he’s got a habit of missing easy chances – by my count his goal to sitter-missed ratio is about 1:3. He’s had a great season but I can’t help think he should’ve scored more.

Everton played for a scoreless draw because they only needed a point to qualify for the UEFA Cup and it almost looked like they were going to get it. In the second half they just sat on the 0-0 scoreline and didn’t bother doing anything but put 10 men back. The result serves them right, bloody thieves trying to kill the game.

This was crazy Jens’ last game for Arsenal and he got a nice little send-off as Wenger brought him in to replace Fabianski midway through the second half. Say what you will about his off-the-field issues, he’s been a great goalie for us. It’s a pity he can’t accept the backup role, but he does have a point, he’s still better than Almunia.

I think the turning point of the season was the Birmingham game where Eduardo suffered his injury and where they were awarded a late penalty which prevented us from going 8 clear in the standings. With a little more maturity and experience we could’ve won the title. Bacary Sagna’s injury really hurt us more than anything, it forced Senderos to play against Liverpool in the Champions League which simply killed us.

All in all it was a great Arsenal season where they played excellent football and if it weren’t for some very bad luck and some very bad officiating, we could’ve come out with a trophy or two.

Thanks for reading, see you next season!

Arsenal.com Match Report

BBC Match Report – Ends up having Wenger’s post-game interview

MOTD Highlights: Watch

First Half Highlights: Download :: Watch

Nicklas Bendtner 1-0 ’76: Download :: Watch

Nicklas Bendtner Post-Match interview: Download :: Watch

Jens Lehmann send-off and analysis by two old white men: Download :: Watch

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9 Responses to “Arsenal vs. Everton Highlights: One Nil to The Arsenal”

  1. yyeann said

    nice game and fantastic performance by the youngsters! go arsenal!

  2. huhu said

    this match was not that great, especially from bendtner and walcot, thier passes r just terrible. that is the main reason why wenger prefer Eboue than Walcott.

    again Wenger showed us he’s still the master of tactician. he put Traore as the left winger and it paid off!

    congrats and thanks a lot to u arsenalist, we enjoyed more being a Gooner!

    c ya

  3. Passenal said

    Thanks for bringing us match and goal highlights all season Arsenalist – much appreciated!

  4. Gunner_in_Jamaica said

    Big ups Arsenalist!

    One Love!

  5. arsenal turk said

    all i got to say is thank for you time.. hope to see you on ere soon….. THANK your the best

  6. Chinstrap said

    Thanks for all your work!

  7. one_gunners said

    good work arsenalist we all injoy it,love 2 see u next years

  8. NorthLondonGunner said

    yo respect sick vids thanks for highlights all season

  9. John said

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