Lacazette’s goal was the highlight. of Arsenal’s 2-1 victory at Huddersfield.
He’s proved to be a top player.
Very competitive, wonderfully creative and remarkably consistent.
Since promotion Huddersfield have only won two games, so I knew they would not trouble Arsenal. They’ve got the worst home record in the top four divisions.
Ozil and Aubameyang were absent, we were told, due to “illness”.
Unai Emery doesn’t want Ozil, who is depressed. I heard recently that the former Real Madrid star now spends a lot of time playing video games in a Turkish café in Golders Green.
Was Aubameyang unwell? Or was he dropped? For his recent performances, I’d have dropped him.
Amazingly, reporter George Caulkin says in The Times that Arsenal had less possession than Huddersfield.
But they managed to win 2-1 and it was Arsenal’s first away win in the Premier league since November.
I backed Spurs to beat Leicester and Son to score but wasn’t impressed when Spurs coughed up two chances in the first nine minutes.
Harry Maguire produced a decent header, Hugo Lloris tipped over
Both teams were trying hard to penetrate with early passes and crosses.
MY VERDICT : Leicester were the better team but had no finisher.
Demarai Gray was pitiful and Claude Puel had left Jamie Vardy on the bench. How stupid was that?
When Leicester got a penalty, Vardy was still on the bench and Puel asked him is he was OK to take it. The striker went on and took the penalty with his first touch and Lloris dived to his right and saved it and the Foxes then lost 3-1.
As Gary Jacob writes in The Times this morning:
The penalty was the pivotal moment and proved more costly three minutes later when Christian Eriksen’s wonderful strike added to Davinson Sanchez’s header that brought his first goal for Tottenham. Although Vardy turned home a cross to restore hope for Leicester, Son Heung-min ran from the halfway line to seal Tottenham’s fourth straight league win in stoppage time.
Managers?: I despair sometimes.
Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri walked straight down the tunnel after they were thrashed 6-0 at the Etihad.
Sarri left his assistant Franco Zola to shake hands with Pep Guardiola. I thought he was heading for a car and would be driven home by another Chelsea employee.
After Sarri didn’t come back to London on the team bus form Bournemouth I was told that this wasn’t the first time he’d done that.
Chelsea play Manchester City again on Sunday, February 24th at Wembley.
The EFL Cup Final could be another 6-0.
I hope Harry Kane and Dele Alli come back soon.
Like Lacazette, both those players have a lot of bottle. I love teams with bottle and teams who score late goals.
Spurs are still third in the table with 20 wins in their last 26 PL matches.
Arsenal are nowhere near competing with that.
Even if Raul Sanllehi recruits very cleverly, your favourite football club will not be in the Champions League before 2021-22.