Champions! We won the cup! Ahem.
A game – to coin a new phrase – of two halves.
First half, largely nothing, second half, proper stuff.
In fact, bringing Bergkamp and Ljungberg on at half time completely transformed what was, in the first half, pretty lacklustre stuff. But luckily Freddie is on sizzling form, and when he’s like he was yesterday, it’s a total joy to behold.
Him on fire might go some way to replacing the legend of Pat, but then again, it might not â€“ which is why we seem to be toying with changes. Whether that means tinkering with the formation or, as Wenger puts it, “sharing the responsibility”, only time will tell.
Another player to catch the eye was new bloke Hleb, whose hard graft and willingness to run at players will go down well. It did with me, at any rate.
But having talked up the chances of David Bentley of making a real impact this season, he only went and put in an ineffective performance yesterday. Such a curse â€“ I must button my lip.
With Pires, Hleb, Bentley, Reyes and Henry in the side, maybe we overdosed a bit on the attacking side of things. Worth a pop though.
And in the transfer world, just rumours. Wenger’s not interested in Owen, apparently, but Uruguayan keeper Sebastian Viera is an option. “He came from Uruguay, to play at High-bur-y, Viiiiieeeera”.
Ready-made song there, if that makes the transfer any smoother.