A good result against a half strength Liverpool team tonight. Arsenal played a mixture of squad players: Eduardo, Gibbs, Ramsey, Bendtner, reserves: Senderos, Sylvestre, injury returns: Nasri and youth players: Gilbert, Eastmond.
The game saw some end to end football by both teams. Arsenal’s passing was exquisite at times, although it got very sloppy towards the end. Babel was awful for Liverpool and negated almost every attack they attempted, Wenger was right not to sign him on this performance.
Merida’s goal was fantastic, as was Insua’s, Bendtner managed to finish Liverpool off with a good strike on 50 minutes. Eastmond made a decent debut, I was also really impressed with Nasri – he was fantastic, and looked really hungry for the win. Wenger may have a selection problem with him back in contention.
Overall a good performance, Sanchez Watt, Gibbs, Eduardo, Ramsey, Merida and Nasri particuarly impressed me. Senderos and Sylvestre had good and bad spells in defence. I wouldn’t like to see them against higher quality than Babel and Voronin to be honest.
So through to the next round, with the important game against Tottenham coming up on Saturday at 12.45.
One thought on “Arsenal 2 – 1 Liverpool: Carling Cup”
Well played to Arsenal on your win, and even though Liverpool lost, it was a pretty entertaining match all round.
I have to echo your thoughts about Ryan Babel, it was pointless him even playing.
My thoughts on the match (from a Liverpool perspective), are here
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