Arsenal grabbed a hard-fought 1-0 win over Newcastle United last night to keep remain at the top of the Premier League.
The win was not easy, but in the end, the Gunners prevailed. There were many observations to be made in the game, and here are five observations we made regarding the London side.
Petr Cech has made Arsene Wenger realize the importance of having a world-class goalkeeper
For long, Arsenal struggled with their goalkeeping situation. Finally, they have a world class goalkeeper in Petr Cech and what a difference he has made since his arrival at Emirates Stadium. Yesterday, he singlehandedly kept the Gunners in the game with some superb saves.
Arsenal need some reinforcements. Soon!
Arsenal are in desperate need of reinforcements. The starting eleven showed tiredness and fatigue and Wenger didn’t have too many options to call upon from the bench. Whether they are new signings or players returning from injuries, Arsenal are in desperate need of some fresh legs.
Laurent Koscielny has a habit of scoring important goals.
The Frenchman hasn’t only proved himself to be one of the best centre-backs in Premier League, he also pops up with some really important goals for the Gunners from time to time. Once again, when the Gunners were in desperate need for a goal he proved to be their saviour with a late strike in the second half.
Oxlade-Chamberlain needs to prove a point to Arsene Wenger
After a promising start to his Arsenal career, Chamberlain’s career has seemed to have gone downhill this season. After his goal in the Community Shield, the England international has failed to impress for the Gunners. He was once again lacklustre today after he was given a place in the starting eleven by Wenger. The fact that the majority of Arsenal fans consider Joel Campbell to be an option ahead of him doesn’t bode well for the 22-year old.
Aaron Ramsey needs to keep things simple.
He is one hell of a footballer, but he has a habit of sometimes over-elaborating things. He should keep things simple and help the team with their rhythm.