Arsenal link roundup for Thursday, January 20

LEEDS ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Robin van Persie of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team's third goal with team mates Samir Nasri (L) and Keiran Gibbs during the FA Cup sponsored by E.On Third Round Replay match between Leeds United and Arsenal at Elland Road on January 19 2011 in Leeds England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

There is some interesting stuff to read in the wake of Arsenal's defeat of Leeds United in yesterday's FA Cup replay, mainly because Leeds chairman Ken Bates uses what might be generously termed "questionable judgment" in his interaction with the more legitimate press outlets in the country.  Oh, and there's the usual assortment of other links, as well.

To the moon, Alice:

John Cross thinks that Wojciech Szczesny is good enough to be Arsenal's permanent number one.

Arseblog celebrates last night's win, and he also doesn't like ITV very much:

I think it’s fair to say that was a good night’s work for Arsenal. Dumping Leeds out of the cup is always fun and shattering the hearts of the entire ITV Football team at the same time was the icing on the cake.

A Cultured Left Foot loved the play of Johan Djourou and Laurent Koscielny:

Whilst Nasri was voted Man of the Match, either of the centre backs could quite easily have been awarded that accolade.

Leeds Chairman Ken Bates has apparently banned the Guardian from Elland Road.  The paper's explanation makes it clear why.  Barney Ronay, meanwhile, has some suggestions about how to watch if you're similarly banned (or otherwise indisposed).

Arsène Wenger offers his thoughts on the Denilson captaincy remarks to the BBC.

Arsenal Column has written a great piece on Robin van Persie's tactical presence this year.

The Run of Play on WORGs.

And finally, if Arsenal win a cup this year, I hope they parade it at an away ground with a brass band.

Have a good afternoon, everyone.

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