Article by Spanish Fry @ Arsenal FC Blog
The greatest and worst of Arsenal’s 2006/2007 Season
It has been a minor even though coming and I made a decision to get somewhat diverse slant on issues than originally planned, but right here is my critique of Arsenal’s 2006/2007 time. The critique will focus on some of the most memorable moments of Arsenal’s season with the intention of getting a bit much more entertaining than analytical. For a critique much more along people lines it is hard to go past the one offered by Arseblog and you can go through that right here. But in the meantime, take pleasure in some of the finest (and worst) moments of the past season in this journey down memory lane.
Best Player: Gilberto Silva. The Brazilian has liked 1 of his best seasons because joining the club. Took up the duty as captain as nicely as penalty taker in Thierry Henry’s absence and did not disappoint, scoring ten goals altogether. Enhanced his passing and an increased presence in the center gave Cesc Fabregas licence to roam.
Runner-Up: Cesc Fabregas.
Most Disappointing Player: Julio Baptista. Hard to go past the huge Brazilian right after these an up-and-down trip. Scored a hat-trick towards Spurs and put four past Liverpool in consecutive FA Cup video games but persistently missed probabilities in the Premiership. Add to this the reality that his touch and link-up play was practically non-existent in comparison to earlier years at Sevilla and Real Madrid and he goes down as a massive let-down.
Runner-Up: Emmanuel Eboue.
Best Group Overall performance: Reading -four Arsenal. Proof that when the aspect get it correct, the results can be phenomenal. Henry scored a stunner in the first moment and from then on it was a virtuoso Arsenal performance with Robin van Persie and Alexander Hleb the two scoring good targets before Henry wrapped it up from the penalty spot. Three of the ambitions were due to fine staff passing movements and the defence stood agency at the other stop to maintain a clear sheet.
Runner-Up: Arsenal six-two Blackburn.
Worst Team Performance: Sheffield United one- Arsenal. The Gunners have been outplayed by Sheffield in the very first half and deservedly conceded in the 41st minute by way of a Christian Nade strike. Arsenal couldn’t even score in opposition to standard outfield player Phil Jagielka who was place into ambitions for the ultimate 15 minutes following an injury to Paddy Kenny. An embarrassing efficiency that should in no way have occurred.
Runner-Up: Newcastle – Arsenal.
Best Particular person Performance: Emmanuel Adebayor v Manchester United (1-). This was the sport and the overall performance that has convinced me that Adebayor has a massive potential at Arsenal. Arsenal went into the game without having Henry or van Persie and Adebayor had a big job to play as a lone striker towards the eventual champions. His motion and endeavour was definitely superb and he was involved in most of Arsenal’s greatest odds, winning the penalty that Gilberto had saved ahead of scoring a last minute winner to cap a brilliant game.
Runner-Up: Robin van Persie v Blackburn.
Greatest Crew Objective: Robin van Persie v Wigan.
Runner-Up: Mathieu Flamini v Chelsea.
Greatest Particular person Objective: Robin van Persie v Charlton.
Runner-Up: Tomas Rosicky v Hamburg.
Greatest No cost-Kick: Robin van Persie v Fulham.
Runner-Up: Thierry Henry v Newcastle.
Greatest Moment: Thierry Henry’s late winner towards Manchester United. Right after an even initial fifty percent Arsenal fell behind to a Wayne Rooney target just before Robin van Persie levelled in the 83rd minute. The scene was set for a impressive finish and Henry didn’t disappoint, spectacularly heading house a perfect Emmanuel Eboue cross three minutes into damage time to lift the roof off the Emirates and do the double about their bitter rivals.
Runner-Up: Theo Walcott’s opener towards Chelsea in the Carling Cup Ultimate. The young Arsenal side was absolutely exceptional in opposition to Chelsea and took the lead soon after 12 minutes by means of Walcott’s very first goal for the club. It indicators the start of a fantastic occupation and the promise of much to come from not only Walcott, but the likes of Denilson and Abou Diaby as effectively.
Worst Penalty Kick: Gilberto Silva v Bolton.
Runner-Up: Julio Baptista v Bolton.
Worst Minute: PSV defender Alex’s late header to knock Arsenal out of the Champions League. Arsenal had peformed fairly well all through the tie versus PSV but have been created to rue their missed possibilities when Alex’s header flew into the net late on at the Emirates past a slipping Jens Lehmann. It was a heartbreaking end to a tense sport.
Runner-Up: Michael Essien’s wonder-strike at Stamford Bridge to deny Arsenal their initial win over Jose Mourinho. Despite the fact that Arsenal have been lucky to be in front by means of Mathieu Flamini’s nicely worked opener, Chelsea had been struggling to locate the net until eventually Essien’s improbable strike late on. It broke Arsenal’s resolve and strengthened Chelsea, and the Blues almost went on to win the match.
Most Annoying Game: Arsenal -one West Ham. The club’s initial loss at Emirates Stadium bordered on ridiculous soon after Arsenal had 30 shots on objective (15 on target) to West Ham’s 6. Needless to say, West Ham scored with their only good work and supporters were left annoyed beyond explanation.
Runner-Up: Arsenal – CSKA Moscow
Best Goalkeeping Conserve: Jens Lehmann v Manchester United. On 1st viewing it seems a schedule end but the replays showed that Lehmann’s fingertip save from Ole Gunner Solskjaer is one particular of the finest you are going to at any time see. It kept the score at 1- and secured the win at Outdated Trafford.
Best New Player: Tomas Rosicky. Despite the fact that his 1st time at the club was spoiled fairly by injury, Rosicky has shown adequate touches of course to advise that he is now irreplaceable at Arsenal when fit. Scored 6 ambitions in all competitions and is 1 of the only gamers at the club persistently ready to shoot from distance.
Runner-Up: Denilson. Was a surprise signing in August and has not started out numerous games, but appears an enjoyable talent. Denilson’s determination and flair was on indicate in the course of Arsenal’s superb Carling Cup campaign and the signs are good that he will be component of the club’s midfield for many years to come.
Finest Cross: Emmanuel Eboue for Thierry Henry v Manchester United.
Runner-Up: Emmanuel Eboue for Thierry Henry v FC Porto.
Worst Goal Celebration: Thierry Henry and Emmanuel Adebayor’s awful sideline dance. Let’s just hope they’re bored of it by up coming season.
Worst Miss: Tomas Rosicky v CSKA Moscow
Runner-Up: Abou Diaby & Julio Baptista v Bolton
So there you have it. If you really don’t concur with what I’ve explained sense totally free to depart your comments and if you think I’ve missed a thing out that just has to be included then make contact with me (see Spanish Fry bio under) and I’ll most likely add it in.
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The author of this write-up, Spanish Fry, is the creator of the Arsenal FC Blog page. This post, as nicely as numerous others, can be found in complete – with photos – at the Arsenal FC Blog page.