Collectors Item’s: Bendner’s hat-trick and Clichy’s goal

By on March 4, 2011

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So all the hype about Leyton Orient coming to the Emirates and creating an upset ended with a leisurely win for the Gunners on Wednesday night. Truth be told, I don’t think the lads we out of second gear throughout the match. From their movements and morale, it seems like the defeat on Sunday was still very much in the minds. This is something we need to watch out for this Saturday because Sunderland are definitely no Leyton Orient.

The 5-0 scoreline flattered us a little bit because I don’t think we were that good. Leyton tried to play us at our game and lost. Kudos goes to Russell Slade and his men for not taking the all defensive, all robust route to compete with the Gunners. Anyway which way, they would have still lost but in this manner at least they gained some respect from Arsene and the boys.

It was good to see Arsene give both Ignasi Miguel and Connor Henderson their home debuts for the senior team. I thought both of them played well, in particular Miquel. He needs to work on his bulk for next season and should be a great defender in the mould of Gerard Pique. Henderson show some nice touches but he was a bit passive and not willing to take the risk. Probably it was because this being his senior debut, he didn’t want to commit any mistakes. I am sure we will see more of him in the future.

As for the goals, it was really a night for the collectors. When will you ever see a game again when Bendtner scores a hattrick and Clichy gets a goal as well? This being only the Frenchman’s second goal in all his time with the club, it would probably never happen again ever.

Submitted by The Arsenal Kid

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