Good morning, everyone. Not the most destructive victory yesterday, but under the circumstances, and luck on our side for once, it's three points that everyone should be happy to have.
Here are some links for y'all to chew on:
We won [Arseblog]
A win is a win, unless you are Arsenal [A Cultured Left Foot]
Mikel Arteta shone of the new boys, Per Mertesacker was solid enough but caught out a couple of times by the pace of the Premier League. This morning saw the criticism of him stoop to baffling levels, his abilities dismissed because no big clubs came in for him. The Spaniard’s passing provided "technical security" according to the manager and looks a promising basis for a partnership with Wilshere’s guile. That was something that Yossi Benayoun brought when he came on for Arshavin. Wenger will not have been disappointed in any of the debutants performances.
Arsene Wenger admits he suffered during "disturbed summer" [BBC]
"That's why when I go to hell one day, it will be less painful for me than you, because I'm used to suffering."
Robin van Persie 2010/2011 [Backwards Gooner]
It's not often that I'll agree with anything Paul Hayward says, and while I think he's off on a lot here, the basic premise I find intriguing:
Beleaguered Arsenal need to rediscover a sense of fun [Observer]
Arsenal and Chelsea face German lessons in Champions League [Observer]