When the draw for the semi finals was made I was hoping to avoid Tottenham. (For Tottenham the spell checker only has Nottingham, Titanium or Duodenum!!!)
As an Arsenal fan it us nice to play our nearest neighbours and win. However the Premier League match a month or so ago was a close run thing, and if not for a poorly taken penalty by Robbie Keane it well have ended up another draw. The Arsenal winning 2-1.
Tonight we had high expectations despite the shoddy performance at Burnley in the FA Cup on Sunday. After all it was our regular whipping boys, the scummers from up the Victoria Line!
We started off okay, some huff and puff, but no goals.
The back four missing all the regular starters consisted of Hoyte, Djourou, Senderos and Traore. A bit lightweight but seemed to be coping with Berbatov and Keane.
We probably played the worst I have seen in around 40 years as an Arsenal supporter. Utter shit.
In the end we went behind after some pressure and about the only time that Gilberto, Eduardo and Walcott managed to link up, Theo waltzed in and scored our equaliser.