Arsenal Imperious

Great game today, as the Gunners beat a very good Aston Villa side 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium. After a tense first half, Wenger brought on Cesc Fabregas early in the second half. Fabregas, just coming off a hamstring injury, changed the game, scoring a beauty from a free kick and another from a clinical counter-attack. Unfortunately, he seemed to tweak his hamstring again on the second goal, and had to be substituted. Still, not a bad day: 2 goals in 28 minutes. I only hope the cost wasn't too high; Arsenal cannot afford to be without Fabregas for long. Abu Diaby added another fine goal on a solo run from the center circle, curling the shot around Brad Friedel as Villa's tired defense backed off of him.

The victory saw Arsenal leapfrog Manchester United into second place in the Premier League table, only 4 points behind Chelsea, who drew yesterday at Birmingham City. Chelsea have played one more game than Arsenal. Man.U. play Hull City later today.

A toast to the Gunners (with one of my favorite beers):



 

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