A look at the reaction from the media and blogosphere to yesterday’s 2-0 win over Fulham in the Premier League.
Arsène Wenger could savour a triumph that keeps his team at the top of the Premier League table for at least another week. They may not be favourites to finish in first place, but, here, Arsenal showed their determination not to surrender it without a fight. – Paul Doyle, Guardian.
For what seemed like the first time in a while, this was not an occasion for trotting out that old cliche about it being the kind of performance that can be a sign of champions. And yet in a funny way, it was exactly that. For as much as championship wins are defined by those backs against the wall jobs of legend, it is ensuring that afternoons such as this are filed away as uneventful home wins. – Goodplaya.
Arsenal’s anticipated fall from their perch is simply not happening. Each challenge levelled by their rivals is met by performances of a poise and maturity conspicuously lacking in recent seasons. This display, even allowing for their first-half carelessness was no exception. – Oliver Brown, Telegraph.
After a few false dawns it feels fair to say Jack is approaching his best form again. Turns out all he needed was a regular run of games in his favoured position alongside the holding midfielder. Who knew, eh? The manager, probably, who with the imminent return of Ramsey now faces one of those cliched ‘nice problems to have’. – Arse2Mouse.
A year or so ago, it would have seemed unthinkable that Manchester City would be considered the league’s great entertainers, and Arsenal the model of consistency. Nevertheless, it’s turning out that way. If the Gunners can continue their relentless form, City’s beguiling attacking play may yet prove to be in vain. – James McNicholas, ESPN.
It is no secret that Cazorla could find space in a phone booth. It is no secret that Wilshere can survive the most fearsome of challenges and emerge with the ball. It’s impossible to intimidate him out of the game. And it is no secret that Arsenal now have the collective spirit that can help them maintain their bid to end a nine-year trophy drought. – Steve Stammers, Sunday Mirror.
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