Podolski

Gervinho: Man of the Match

Reaction: Reading (H)

Arsenal picked up where they left off and dominated Reading from start to end. A combination of last ditch defending and some poor final touches meant that the scoreline of 4-1 was rather kind to Reading. There was concern that the interlull would slow the momentum that the Gunners had but that was put to

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Podolski nets the winner.

Reaction: Stoke City (H)

A much needed 1-0 victory at home was sealed by Poldolski’s late freekick. Arsenal dominated the game from start to end but was unable to find a breakthrough until a tactical switch was made. Wenger, often criticized for being rigid with his tactics, should be given some praise for getting his strategy right today. The team had to face

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A Giroud double caps a good all round performance.

Reaction: West Ham (H)

Matching a convincing 3-1 win at Upton Park last year, West Ham were hit for five as Arsenal ran out 5-1 winners in a long awaited convincing performance. The reverse fixture this season was the last of a series of good performances from the Arsenal team. After that game, we went for an international break,

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Poldi does what Walcott tried so hard to do all game.

Reaction: Swansea (A)

The 3rd round FA Cup tie saw Arsenal draw 2-2 with Swansea. In a match that was close to being similar to the Southampton game, the Gunners were flat and uninspired, creating few meaningful chances and wasting possession. Swansea fought hard, resting some key players as Wenger chose a curious tactical line up for the

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