Recap: Arsenal’s rollercoaster of a season continues as the club have gone from bottom of the table to 4th on New Years Day. After a winless January they sit 6th in the league with 15 games today. Zac is still drinking his way through Islington.
Episode 4 – Back on Track II
It was absolutely bucketing down just as we flocked out of The Arsenal towards the Emirates.
The players did not let it dampen their spirits though, delivering one of the season’s most complete, controlled performances to earn a 2-1 victory.
Oddly enough, I stood in Block 7 of the North Bank next to two season ticket holders from Wiltshire who turned out to be Manchester United supporters.
They had been given the tickets through work and told me they were North Bank regulars.
Despite disagreeing with their original choice of team, I had a lovely time after the final whistle with them in The Faltering Fullback, treating them to one of London’s best pints of Guinness.
If you haven’t been there, give it a try next season, you won’t regret it!
Wolves (H) – best atmosphere of season
There was a sense of cautious optimism in The Victoria Tavern preceding a midweek match under the lights.
We had beaten Wolves at Molineux, the only blemish for them whilst they were in their best form of the season and pushing for a Europa League spot.
Consequently, we all feared the worst when Hwang Hee-Chan pounced on a Gabriel error to give Wolves an early lead.
In fact, that shock concession worked in Arsenal’s favour as Wolves sat back, seemingly intent on stealing a 1-0 win.
Yet Nicolas Pepe’s introduction from the bench changed the game.
Full of purpose, the Ivorian levelled with six minutes to go before playing an influential part in Alexandre Lacazette’s deflected winner to send the stadium into delirium.
Only four rows back in the North Bank, it was absolute bedlam.
The anxiety of the previous 90 minutes poured out from inside each and every one of us, to bring an end to an unforgettable night.
This could well be a contender for one of the best games of the Emirates era.