Nothing for Arsene again
Just like 12 months ago, Arsenal’s season ended in the north west. Wigan last year, Bolton this – it’s not exactly having Man City or Man United finishing you off, is it.
Again set pieces did for Arsenal, they had something like 9 corners and not once did I ever expect to see them score, Bolton have a corner at the death and Arsenal can’t defend it to save their season, it was basic defending and yet again Arsenal weren’t up to it.
I thought the Gunners worked hard, they certainly put in a shift and scored a great goal, but you need more than that sometimes and yet again, Arsenal didn’t have it.
I was glad to see no petulance from Wenger at full time this week, with Robin van Persie decideding to fill in him and act like a spolit baby instead.
Yet again RVP got involved in a needless dispute, this time with Matty Taylor at full time, carrying on in a mature manner from an incident about 10 minutes from the end.
RVP should be examining his own contribution, he may well have scored the equaliser, but like on so many other occasions he failed to get Arsenal over the line when it really mattered – the story of his Arsenal career really.
It was the kind of mature behaviour I have come to expect from RVP, like the stupid dispute he got involved in at the Nou Camp earlier in the season, resulting in his first booking, before ultimately getting himself sent off.
Over the years, Europe’s elite have regularly come raiding Arsenal for their star men, Petit, Overmars, Viera and Henry. Not too many, if any, have come in pursuit of Van Persie – I’d say there is a very good reason for that.