Arsenal’s Champions league hero Lukas Podolski says winning even when not at their best will give Arsenal the all important confidence and belief going into the next game. Arsenal found themselves trailing by a goal to Anderlecht until Gibbs and Poldi scored late to snatch a vital win.
However, a win shouldn’t mask the fact that Arsenal were horrible for most of the night. Our midfield was disjointed, attack toothless and our defence was stretched very thin by a team who have not managed to beat English opposition since defeating Manchester United way back in 2000. Especially concerning was the fact that playing Wilshere and Ramsey in the same team simply isn’t working for us.
Arsenal have only managed two wins in the Premier League so far, and League leaders Chelsea have a massive 11 point lead. This weekend’s game against Sunderland is a must win if we are to have even the slightest chance of challenging the dominance of the Blues.
It was a dramatic game for the fans and for us as well but at the end we have the three points.
If we lost today it would have been difficult. It was important that we won and went back to London with the three points. I hope [we can gain momentum]. We had 25 shots on target against Hull City and we drew.
Today was not the best game but it’s important that at the end you get the points and we have the points.
Sometimes you have to be a little bit lucky and today was the day. When the ball is on my left foot I score 99 per cent of the time. It was a good moment for me and the fans because they support me all of the time.
We still have three games left and nothing is certain yet. We have an important game against Anderlecht at home and if we win that then I think we can go through.
Defeat yesterday would have left us in third and Dortmund would have opened a six point gap over us. Even now, Arsenal must beat all their opponents including Borussia Dortmund if we want to qualify at the top of our group. With the domestic campaign going so poorly, a strong continental campaign will help keep morale at the club high.