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Arteta Makes It a Happy Easter

Arteta Makes It a Happy Easter

Sometimes family responsibility comes before Arsenal, not often, but sometimes there are no options other than sucking it up, missing the football and doing so with a smile on your face.

Unfortunately today was one of those days, however the outcome of the match makes it all the more bearable.

With Easter Sunday traditionally being a family day in my house, it had long been a realisation that this meant I would surely miss the action in what turned out to be a massive game in our season.

Having started the day hunting Easter eggs with the boy, followed by a wonderfully prepared Sunday roast, a few pints of Guinness and a visit from the old dear, I sat fixated, staring at the BBC Sports application on my ageing android phone.

Never has one man pressed the "refresh" button so often in such a short space of time.

Even though I hadn`t watched the game, I always felt this was one match that was more than win-able. We`ve played well against the big boys this season and late goals seem to be our forte, I didn`t know how well we`d done, but my gut told me we would emerge triumphant.

So even though my family was surprised to see a man supposedly watching Toy Story with a small child sat on his knee almost launch the unsuspecting nipper across the room and begin jumping up and down, cheering, I wasn`t as shocked to see us net a late winner as my celebration might suggest.

So thanks Mikel for giving me a perfect end to a perfect day …. Well as perfect as it could be without actually getting to see the game.



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Sunday April 8 2012
Time: 7:54PM

Comments

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It was a superb performance from the team bar clinical finishing which we could have lived to rue were it not for the super Spaniard who took the jersey of the petit ponce. Name any performance metric - possession, passes in the final third, shots on goal, midfield duels - we won them all and it would not have been a surprise to see us win 3-0 what with the woodwork hit on 3 occasions and glaring misses from Benayoun, Arteta, Rosicky and Ramsey. The poznan dance from the fans after our goal was hilarious. Top 4 is not yet secure though, lots still to play for.
Deltaforce
08/04/2012 20:14:00
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GREAT game. Could have been more were it not for the Verminator being temporarily ManC last line of defence and the miraculous triple miss. But Arteta is an expert on those long shots, isn't he? Offers something different to RVP. Anyone still wanna say that we are a 1 man team?
gunnerfan1987
08/04/2012 20:18:00
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*Sings* Same old Arsenal, taking the ***** - http://www.101greatgoals.com/gvideos/arsenal-fans-mock-manchester-city-with-the-poznan-2/
Rocky7
08/04/2012 20:21:00
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I very rarely watch Match of the Day, but I'll be making an exception tonight.
Rocky7
08/04/2012 20:21:00
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We've played well against City all season, so I always believed we'd pull this one out!
gunnerkid107
08/04/2012 20:26:00
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I was nervous as hell before the game, but this was a game that we deserved to win. What a performance. Loved the fight in the lads. Benayoun had a good game, considering he hasn't featured in more than a month. Fizzing right foot volley from Arteta. And that was some deadly ***** taking from our fans Rocky, absolutely hilarious.
prits
08/04/2012 20:28:00
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Despite what the suicidal Spurs fans are thinking, this 3rd place spot is going right down to the wire, and whilst the old adage that there are "no easy games in the Premiership" is true, a match against Wolves is about as easy as they come right now. We could do with a very healthy win to boost our goal difference. 4-0 would be sweet.
Rocky7
08/04/2012 20:29:00
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Prits - if there is one thing our fans are the best at, it's taking the p***.
Rocky7
08/04/2012 20:29:00
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The way that the scum fans reacted after scoring their lucky goal said it all about the spite that is part of their dirty character. I feel sorry for City who are a great club with great fans. Good luck to them. A sad day for football.
Henry Baker Brown
08/04/2012 20:31:00
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And Balotelli should have been sent off much earlier. His knee high boot challenge against Song should have earned him a 1st yellow much earlier, so he can't have any cause for complaint. Great win, I'm so pleased with that performance, even Theo was fighting for the ball, to win back possession. Keep it going for the rest of the season lads, come on !!
prits
08/04/2012 20:31:00
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