So a 3-0 win over Newcastle last night, here’s The Guff from the blogs and assorted media.
The first of Arsenal’s redefined season’s objectives is almost achieved. Victory here against an accommodating Newcastle United established a four-point cushion from fifth-placed Everton and, by the time his team host West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, Arsène Wenger may already be guaranteed a crack at a 17th successive season of Champions League football with the FA Cup final still to come. This campaign could yet feel productive. – Guardian.
Alongside Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla flourish. When the three are together and on song the Arsenal midfield has a fluidity and purpose that shines through once the groundwork has been laid. We struggle without any one of the energy and drive of Ramsey, the vision and distribution of Ozil, and the dancing feet of Cazorla. – Goonerholic.
The three points mean that, for the 19th consecutive season, Arsenal are guaranteed to finish above rivals Spurs. Arsenal fans celebrate this landmark annually, and it has even earned the moniker ‘St. Totteringham’s Day.’ The supporters will be grateful that, this season, unlike each of the past two seasons, they’re able to secure their local superiority before the season’s final day. – ESPN.
Ramsey’s return after an absence of almost four months seems to have given everybody a shot of confidence. The booster has brought his team-mates back to life and they dealt with Newcastle in a manner reminiscent of the football they played in the first half of the season, which took them to the Premier League summit. – Amy Lawrence, Guardian.
My fave moment was Ozil loaning that Gouffran a dummy. Holy shit that was exquisite. My #3 moment was that lazer/rocket of a cross that hit Giroud right in the center of his forehead, whether he wanted it or not. So much to enjoy in that match, even if the Geordies felt beaten by half-time. – Poznan in my Pants.
Arsenal fans also chanted “it’s happened again, Tottenham Hotspur, it’s happened again” to mark finishing above Spurs for the 19th successive season. Lukas Podolski endeared himself even more to Arsenal fans by tweeting his recognition of “St Totteringham’s Day”, the date in the calendar when Spurs can no longer catch them. Spurs now trail their neighbours by seven points. – Telegraph.
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