Yesterday Arsenal have DESTROYED Chelsea.
I was in panic before the game because was sure to live the game under pressure because of the key duels as Hazard, Diego Costa and Pedrito vs our back three, but since the first minutes (ok, even after the goal scored) we have seen how we were superior than tham in every zone of the pitch.
On defense, thanks to a precious help from the midfield, Arsenal have played a perfect game. Holding is a giant despite his lack of experience and sometimes lack of slyness, Mertesacker showed why he is a WC winner and an Arsenal starter for 4 years (when there isn't a large portion of pitch to defend, the german shows all his fantastic qualities) and Nacho Monreal has confirmed to count on him for the next season as CB and LWB because has an immense tactical intelligence and improved his defensive qualities since he joined us.
On midfield Ramsey and Xhaka have been superior than Kantè and Matic/Fabregas with the ball, without the ball, aerial duels, tactically... they have killed them in the space, especially the welshman. Chelsea players weren't capable to track him because was everywhere, assisted by a FABULOUS PLAYER as Mesut Ozil is. What a game, the german orchestred the offensive phase with intelligence and talent, helped by Danny Welbeck. This guy has been a lyon, wasn't static, fought with David Luiz, Cahill and Azpi making them ridicolous when started to run and to use his body. He is not a clinical goalscorer but he is a tank... this is what we need for type of games like yesterday.
Sànchez maybe has been a ghost in the second half, but he was in mode on when the game required him. Giroud - fantastic impact as Coquelin and Elneny - has been the assistman because Alexis found him with a fantastic pass. One goal, the decisive chance created to win the cup... not the best on the pitch but he is essential for us.
Final words for the best man of the pitch: Mr Arsène Wenger. He won the cup with humilty to change his tactical ideas after 20 years. A tactic which has donated a new life to players like Monreal and Ramsey, gave a sense to Granit Xhaka, exalted Ozil and Sànchez, showed the quality of our defenders, especially Rob Holding. We bought this guy for 2M... fuck yes, this is what I want from Arsenal.