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Arsenal vs West Ham Utd Highlights MOTD – EPL

Posted by Arsenalist on October 26, 2008

West Ham Utd 0, Arsenal 2

So far this has been a typical Arsenal game. Lots of possession, a few good chances and most importantly some unbelievable saves from the other goalie. No Arsenal stretch of play is complete without a few scares coming right down the heart of our central defense and this one’s no different: Bellamy should have scored when he split our central defense only to be denied by Alumunia’s left leg. Arsenal hit the crossbar via Walcott. Adebayor is on the bench but you would think should come on given Nicklas Bendtner’s subpar performance so far.

First Half Highlights and Analysis: Download :: Watch

A very deserved own Goal after Adebayor’s work. This came a few minutes after RVP smashed a freekick against the post: Download :: Watch

Great composure shown by Adebayor but give 50% of that goal to Bendtner’s pass: Download :: Watch

Good victory for the Gunners. West Ham’s attacks were very sporadic and few and far in between. Arsenal on the other hand were applying constant pressure and were very unlucky not to score. The Walcott substitution took me by surprise, he was creating a lot of problems with his pace on the right side and fully expected Bendtner to come off instead. Wenger knows best though and he introduced the combo of Adebayor and Diaby who worked well in tandem and replicated their success from Istanbul.

I thought RVP should’ve scored two goals in this game, I uploaded the two chances, one a brilliant quick-footed strike and the other a laser free kick that almost took the post off (Download :: Watch).

There’s the Emmanuel Adebayor post-match interview too.

MOTD Highlights

Chelsea and Man Utd drop points this weekend so all is well.

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Arsenal vs. West Ham United Highlights: Eduardo’s learning The Arsenal Way

Posted by Arsenalist on January 1, 2008

Arsenal 2, West Ham United 0

I think Eduardo’s time on the bench has served him well. He’s seen how Arsenal play and has had time to “practice” with the Carling Cup squad and is ready to apply his skill in the first team. The skill was always there and it was just a matter of him learning how to position himself in order to receive service and learn the tendencies of the midfield players. Now that he’s learned how to play with Fabregas and Rosicky he’s timing his runs to perfection and the goals are coming at a rapid rate. Obviously he’s not going to keep scoring three goals every couple games but it’s evident that the chemistry that was earlier missing is now there to stay.

Eduardo’s finishing at Dinamo Zagreb and with the international team has been clinical and he’s starting to reproduce that ability with Arsenal. The most impressive part about him to me is his composure when he receives the ball in the box, he knows exactly what he wants to do and goes about doing it like a pro. The transition from the softer Croatian league to the trenches of the Premier League seems to be on its way to completion. With Adebayor in form and Eduardo picking up the slack, RVP can take all the time he wants to recover knowing that when he comes back there will be competition for the 2 in the 4-4-2. Hopefully we’ll never see that blasted 4-5-1 Arsene Wenger used earlier in the year, we’re the classic 4-4-2 team and should stick with it through feast or famine.

The Gunners stay on top and start the year in style. Adebayor’s dance is also back, see the video below and form an opinion of it.

Update: Link to exactly what I’m talking about.

Here’s the match report. Be sure to grab the feed. Arsene Wenger and Alan Curbishley’s post-match interviews can be heard in the BBC’s match report.

Eduardo ‘2 Download

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Adebayor ’18 Download

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MOTD Highlights

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