Arsenal’s like-new signing scores double in his ‘debut’.
A name on the back of the Arsenal shirt, which is sorely missed by the Arsenal fans for almost one year. He returned to start in Le’ Grove after much hype since his return to play against the reserves team. His comeback started few days before where he assist the winning goal for Croatia in 2-1 victory over Romania in International friendly.
What a show. What a show…. His return to the starting line-up light up the Arsenal side lacking creativity in this season, especially after losing captain cesc to injury. Eduardo bring elegance to the team, as his movement and his pass at the final-third of the field was extravagance, something no one ever did except robin van persie.
In the build up to this game, i was chatting with Khalifah Alam Maya, and talk about the prediction for this game. He was giving 2 – 0 win, but i couldn’t say my own opinion, only that i am sure of, is that we got a clean sheet. Anyway, i did give my scoreline as 1-0. I’m hoping it was not going to be a “boring boring Arsenal”.
Early in the match, the chemistry between eduardo and bendtner is not very fluid, and bendtner, the ‘budak nakal’ of arsenal, made a few errors and does not time his position well in relation to the superb Eduardo. What really differentiate eduardo and bendtner is Eduardo has superb off the ball movement and great positioning sense. Eduardo can lead the attack wonderfully and he is the striker we badly need to possibly win any silverware this season.
The result was, 4-0. Eduardo ‘debut’ goal was out of this world! with such a difficult cross from vela, he timed his run and position himself to attack the ball, and head it targeting the near post to the right of the keeper. What a comeback goal. Eduardo straightaway kneel down at the side of the pitch and thankful to god (i think) for that wonderful goal. Come on you Eduardo!
A scintillating performance by the whole team, notable improvement from Denilson and Alexandre Song, superb play by khairy jamaluddin aka KJ (Carlos Vela), and not to forget kieran gibbs who made his debut outside the carling cup competition, and makes we forget about gael clichy at least for last night. The only concern for me is Nicklas Bendtner, although he scored but he never really shows that he is a ‘top’ striker, which he famously claimed a day before, in the build-up to this match.