I travelled all the way up to Middlesbrough on bank holiday Monday to watch the game. Despite being on the back end of a 3-0 loss at Palace, I remained optimistic that we would perform well. Near 3000 Away fans travelled up to the game. All of the fans were in loud voices as the game started, getting behind the players and forgetting the recent bad performances. The rain was pouring down and the players were sliding all over the place.
Arsenal took first blood through Alexis Sanchez’s perfectly floated free kick into the top left hand corner. Arsenal led 1-0 at half time. Middlesbrough scored quick from the kick off through Negredo, the Arsenal fans became anxious that the teams defence would start to fall apart. We were all proven wrong as the players kept fighting and pressing Middlesbrough. Some great play saw Ramsey control the ball for Ozil who smashed the ball in the back of the net.
The Arsenal fans were electric! Getting right behind the players from the kick off. The players must of noticed as they showed their appreciation at the end of the game by coming over and thanking the fans with smiling faces. We can still fight for fourth even though it’s going to be a tough ask. Now we look forward to the FA Cup semi final against Manchester City on Sunday.