You cannot lose your concentration in a Premier League game, and that’s especially true against a good side, and let’s face it Arsenal have been one of the best four sides in England ever since Arsene Wenger took over in 1996, and the Gunners have always finished in the top four during that time and qualified for the Champions League – what a record that is.
Olivier Giroud scores winning goal yesterday
Fabricio Coloccini was right to say after the game that it was a lack of concentration on Newcastle’s part that cost us the game, and when Giroud scored after 65 minutes, Newcastle were starting to attack Arsenal and had just brough on Ben Arfa for Yoan Gouffran.
This is what Fabricio said on the Newcastle web-site immediately after the game yesterday:
“We are disappointed to lose this game.” “Arsenal are a big team but to lose from one set-play is hard to take for everyone.”
“It shows that if you lose your concentration for just 30 seconds against the best sides, you can be punished.” “That is football, unfortunately.”
“We played very well for 90 minutes but just switched off for one free-kick.” “I think we deserved more because we tried to win the game throughout,”
“It was tough, which is what we expected because Arsenal are top of the table, but we played well.” “We are positive about it though.”
“Our performance shows we can fight for a place near the top of the table.”
Mathieu Debuchy had headed against the woodwork in stoppage time of the first half, and then he brilliantly headed off the line in the second half, and this Frenchman had another great game for the side – and what a buy this player is turning out to be for the Magpies.
The way Newcastle cam eat Arsenal after we went behind shows a new found confidence that Newcastle have, and if we keep playing like we did yesterday for that 99% of the time we should do well in the remaining half of the season – maybe even very well.
Howay The Lads!!
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