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YES! At Last!

YES! At Last!

There's no need to discuss the main talking points in the match, there's time for that with Mr Stillman tomorrow, no, now is the time to sit back and enjoy the result.

We don't even need to take into account the implications on the title race or the three points we just won, because for the loyal fans of Arsenal Football Club, tonight is a night to simply bask in the glow of a long needed victory and a stunning performance over Chelsea for what feels like eternity.

There was a time when Chelsea couldn't win against us, but the arrival of Roman Abramovich put paid to that, and despite one or two (I can seriously only remember one) results over our fellow London rivals, we have been second best for the large part of five years. Embarrassed, out muscled and out played at every turn.

Add to that mix that we've struggled to beat Man Utd in that time, hell even Spurs have cobbled a couple of results together against us. In the Champions League, in the Premiership, in the cup competitions, we've been outed as big time bottlers time and again, and it hurt.

So tonight is extra sweet, 3-1 against Chelsea, who let's not forget are the reigning Champions, is a massive result, and the performance was immense. John Djourou (my man of the match) and Koscielny were dominant in the air, they kept Drogba quiet, the full backs worked incredibly hard as did Song, Wilshere and Walcott.

It's hard to put together a cohesive article together right now as a mixture of unbridled joy, illness and Jim Beam blend together to make a quite unique feeling.

So I'll leave you with the comments section for you to post about this incredible performance at a time when we needed it the most.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Monday December 27 2010
Time: 10:07PM


Djourou was sublime today. He surely has to be first choice from now on.
27/12/2010 22:10:00
You'll bashed us. We made some errors & you'll were good enough to punish us. All the best for the rest of the season.
27/12/2010 22:11:00
Cheers Zeenut. To be fair to you (and to us) I think the pressure we put on you helped in the making of the mistakes. We played well at the Bridge and still lost, today we were ruthless, and from an Arsenal standpoint it was a thing of beauty!
27/12/2010 22:14:00
AT least you got the fact that Djourou should be man of the match, he held back drogba. Had i been in walcott's positions for goals 2 & 3 i would have scored.
Mia Maynard
27/12/2010 22:14:00
Un ******** believable.. Finally!
27/12/2010 22:16:00
I loved Walcott's comment to Geoff Shreeves when he asked about his assist for Cesc's goal, he said "Well we play a lot of FIFA together so it was a simple "x" ... lol ... I personally would have pressed "a" but I'm not that good at the game.
27/12/2010 22:17:00
AW choosing Djourou for this game turned out be a very good decision. He kept a tight leash on Drogba and won a lot of balls in the air and made atleast 3 very crucial interceptions. JD has done enough to start the next few games as well.
27/12/2010 22:18:00
Point taken, Rocky. Yes, the pressure contributed to the errors. Not sure if you'll can pip RedNose, but do give it your best shot. As for us, i'll watch the next few matches with Lampard back & decide if we can come back again this season. For now, i still see us retain a top 4 finish, but not competing for top honours.
27/12/2010 22:18:00
Given this season ZN - I wouldn't be suprised if we won it, hell, I wouldn't be suprised if Blackpool won it. Crazy season. Seriously, one result won't make us champions, but it stands us in better stead than if we hadn't got three points.
27/12/2010 22:20:00
Diaby and Rosicky could have done better in keeping the ball and taking their scoring chances when they came on but that would be needless nitpicking. Crucial win today and kudos to the team and manager.
27/12/2010 22:21:00
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