Saturday, November 2, 2013

Arsenal Build A Five Point Gap While Liverpool Owner John Henry is in Boston Celebrating With The Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox won the World Series this week (I prefer to call it the MLB Championship as 29 US teams and one Canadian team do not equal the world). As a Mets fan that has no love for the Yankees, it's always great to see the Yankees' biggest rivals steal all the headlines and be crowned champions. Not only did the Yankees not make the playoffs, the only thing that they have been involved with during the playoffs is the ongoing A-Rod steroids fiasco.

Right after the Red Sox victory some delusional Liverpool fans began popping up on Twitter confident that John Henry's Red Sox victory would result in a Liverpool win at the Emirates.
Well as fate would have it, the Red Sox victory meant that owner John Henry would not be at the Emirates for Liverpool's clash with Arsenal. In fact, the irony was that the Red Sox victory parade in Boston was broadcast live on the NBC affiliate which kept Liverpool fans in New England from watching the game.

Now on to the much hyped match pitting first place Arsenal versus third place Liverpool. There were plenty of nerves for Arsenal fans pre-match but there was also plenty of belief in the current league leaders.

What a game. Despite the negative pundits and Liverpool ass kissers predicting Liverpool's Daniel Sturidge and Luis Suarez would be too much for Arsenal to handle, Arsenal put on a great display and easily dispatched Liverpool 2-0. It was another solid team effort with Mikel Arteta proving to be a rock, Santi Cazorla dominating the midfield play and Olivier Giroud running his socks off. Cazorla got the first goal in the 19th minute after his header bounced back off the bar and he confidently drove the rebound in to the back of the net. Ramsey scored a screamer in the second half and it was pretty much done and dusted. The defensive performance of the entire team was so solid that it actually took the spot light off of Arsenal's offensive play. Top of the table with a 5 point lead and the doubters saying Arsenal have only played "easy" clubs are suddenly quiet.

As an added bonus, Chelsea and their egotistical manager were outplayed away to Newcastle and were on the wrong end of a 2-0 scoreline. Next up, away to Borussia Dortmund in midweek, followed by a visit to the home of Judas and 8th place Manchester United.

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