By Tony Attwood
I wouldn’t have guessed it but looking at the stats it seems that Arsenal had 62% of the possession and there were 10 goal attempts for each side. Arsenal had six on target to WHAM’s five.
But the most noticeable statistic I think is that West Ham fouled Arsenal 15 times, to Arsenal’s eight fouls. Quite rightly they had three players booked – it could have been a lot more.
As they said on the TV commentary, Chambers was something of a surprise – both in terms of his inclusion and in terms of his performance.
But there is something still very much not right with Aubameyang in my opinion. Although this was compensated for by Odegaard playing like two men at once.
I saw the comment written that In fact Chambers is the new Beckham judging by his crosses from the right, he certainly was something. It was a hell of a way to prove that it is possible to come back from the dead.
We’re not out of the race for sixth place yet, but every failure to pick up all three points makes it all that much harder…
|5||West Ham United||29||14||7||8||45||35||10||49|
Four points behind Liverpool! doesn’t look too bad, and Tottenham could well be having one of their declines, but I am not sure about Everton.
It hasn’t done anything for our proud boast about having one of the best defences in the league, which we have been able to say all season; now are now seventh in the defensive league table.
Next up is Liverpool at home. Home or away doesn’t seem to be making any difference to us, so the question is can we beat Liverpool?
That’s the most positive thought I can leave you with. After the ludicrous international stoppage of matches, we play a Liverpool very much in decline, and as long as half of the Arsenal team are not crippled in the international matches we might stand a bit of a chance there…
Here’s the last table of the last six league games.
|11||Brighton & Hove||6||2||1||3||7||6||1||7|
Phew. A glass of wine is called for I think.
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