By Tony Attwood
Please note that because I thought Walter would not be covering the match I tried to write a commentary as it went along, but believe me it is much much harder than it looks to do it.
As with everyone else I lost the feed in the second half and so stopped writing, and went over to cursing instead. But then found Walter was watching, and so stopped writing. I’ll leave my commentary up as a monument on how not to write, but to read the read please go to Boreham Wood – Arsenal 0 – 8. The Untold report
Sokratis does a pre-match interview and speaks very good English and says all the right stuff – he’s playing as we expected. The talk is that Sokratis is likely to be first choice in the back line in the league this season.
Maitland-Niles is playing in front of the back four. They’ve done a very interesting pre-match interview with Arsenal TV – he’s as unemotional in giving an interview as he appears on the pitch. Much made of the way the manager has talked up the potential of Maitland Niles. His aim he said was to get a couple of goals.
The commentary team however don’t like the fact that Maitland Niles can play in so many positions – they want him to settle into one position. The manager, they say, see him as a key player for Arsenal. But he has to “do it” this season. They are also talking up Peres as a player coming back who could prove himself.
And then the commentary team got wet from a sprinkler which was the best bit thus far.
The teams are out; I haven’t got the whole team but it looks like this in part. No Leno here today. This may not be perfect I am far from practised at doing a running commentary. Walter would you like to take over?????
Cech is the captain.
Bellerin, Sokratis, Mavropanos, Osei-Tutu,
Maitland-Niles, Willock, Smith Rowe, Nelson,
1-0 to Arsenal. Staggering brilliant Aubameyang goal curling across the goal into the top corner.
2-0 to Arsenal, a brilliant run from Maitland Niles and a perfect cross to Aubameyang. 10 mins gone.
Staggering run from Nelson – wow this guy looks to have come on and on in the last six months.
3-0 to Arsenal. Penalty from Aubameyang. Hattrick
Smith Rowe looks an incredible prospect. No more goals and The Wood have come back into it,
4-0. Nelson, brilliant.
5-0. Lacazette with a breakaway pass from Aubeyang.
Bench available for second half: Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Holding, Mustafi, Chambers, Reine-Adelaide, Nketiah, Jenkinson, Martinez, Perez, Guendouzi, Kolasinac, Akpom
And the big news is, Walter is doing a commentary on the game which will appear after the match. Which is great because I have just lost the feed showing the game. Check the articles after the match and Walter’s will I am sure turn up.
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