Arsenal’s European Conquest of Paradise may be over but Thursday night is a distant memory that has long been forgotten. Ten weeks from today, someone will lift The Premier League title and it just might be Arsenal. 11 finals to go was the message and all Arsenal had to do was escape The Crystal Maze. Palace had not lost at The Emirates for 5 years but have not won a game so far in 2023 and so the challenge was on.
No Crystal Ball could foresee the sacking of Patrick Vieira on St Patrick’s Day but The Eagles possessed no Lucky Charms in Palace’s Parrish when Gabi Martinelli took joy in taking the lead scoring his 13th of the season 262 days after he scored his first of the season against The Eagles at Selhurst Park. GM11 showcasing he truly is The Cerebral Assassin. This is The Game and he likes to play it.
Every time Bukayo Saka plays, he shoots, he scores. The foundation of Stardust has settled at The Emirates and Arsenal’s Starman continues to help Arsenal reach their Moonage Daydream. Just like The Beast Incarnate, he is The Next Big Thing in professional football. Granit Xhaka continues his fine form and like last Thursday, scores with a wonderful tribute to his daughter.
The Showcase of The Immortals season is near and with Arsenal now firmly 8 points ahead of Manchester City with an international break for two weeks, Champeones is nearly set in stone. Arsenal next play Leeds on April Fools Day.