By Rob Deyzel
Wow! What a breathtaking performance from the Gunners! It was a game where you could barely take your eyes away. Majestic, clinical, arguably ruthless.
The floodgates were opened in the 9th minute by a solid penalty by Arsenal’s star man Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard continued his fine form with a surging run through the Braga defense, before supplying the perfect pass to Arshavin, who neatly finished the move with a thundering pile driver into the bottom right corner of the net. Arsenal looked in the mood for more goals and one duly followed in the 34th minute with Wilshere and Chamakh combing with each neatly with a beautiful back heel from Wilshere before Chamakh rolled the ball into the back of the net. 3-0 at half time and Arsenal on cruise control. You could forgive the Braga players for wanting to stay in the safety of the away dressing room, but out they came for the second half still slightly bemused by the clinical finishing of the Gunners.
The second half had a similar feel to the first, all Arsenal and Braga chasing shadows. On the 53rd minute Fabregas nodded in his second and Arsenal’s 4th. A few changes were made and Vela didn’t take long to get on the scoresheet, finishing a swift move started again by super Spaniard Fabregas. With barely a whimper from Braga at this point Arsenal again strolled through the defense to allow Vela to get his second of the game from the substitutes bench.
How can I criticize such a good performance. It seems as I may be right with regards how perfect Arsenal’s footballing style suits playing in Europe. I really do believe the Gunners have what it take to go all the way this years in the Champions league. Fabregas wasn’t exactly happy, yet was far from unprofessional in letting it affect his football on the pitch. Arsenal look good and an easy passage through the group stage looks in order.I still want a good goal keeper between the sticks and I will be content. Lets hope to see Fabregas remain for a good few more years at the Emirates.