A frustrating draw yesterday against Leeds in the FA Cup has brought a lot of reaction from the Arsenal-verse this morning. Here are the links:
The Guardian's match report opens with an account of Theo Walcott's admission of diving, and then gets into the actual match:
Arsenal could have won the game during a seemingly never-ending spell of injury time. Nicklas Bendtner, Denílson and Walcott all went close to beating Kasper Schmeichel. With Alex Bruce, another son of a famous ex-Manchester United player, also in tremendous form, Wenger got a feeling of deja vu. "Maybe these two names want to make my life difficult forever," he said.
A Cultured Left Foot talks about the penalty incident for Walcott:
Whilst the referee is to be commended for his bravery in making that call, perhaps officials can be more consistent and penalise all of the pulls and tugs suffered with penalties. No wait, our full and centre backs might be in real trouble in that happens.
Arseblog is rueful of the profligacy:
So while it wasn’t a brilliant display by any means we’d created enough to be ahead. And as is the Arsenal way, having more or less dominated the game, we found ourselves behind. Leeds hardly threatened at all but when they found an overlap down our right hand side and their player burst into the box Denilson’s clumsy, lazy challenge gave them a penalty.
Meanwhile, whoever wins the replay next week will face Huddersfield Town.
Speaking of whom, Huddersfield want to extend Benik Afobe's loan deal, according to Young Guns.
George Graham says that the Carling Cup could vault Arsenal to the title, according to the Mirror.
Michael Calvin in the same paper has an interesting take on Tony Adam's managerial work in Azerbaijan--worth a look for sure.
And finally, here's Tony Adams again, scoring.
Have a good Sunday, everyone.