Welcome news: Flamini and Fabregas get on the board

This time around Adebayor had company in scoring Arsenal’s goals against Newcastle. Fabregas scored his sixth goal and his first since November 3rd against Man City. He was on target as Bendtner fed him a nice little pass within the box. In the past Fabregas has missed a number of chances from close. Even better was the perfectly placed Flamini goal which the French midfielder lashed past Shay Given from about 20 yards out.
What is welcome is Arsenal’s ability to score goals from opportunities created from the flanks and the long ball. Adebayor headed a ball in from a Flamini cross down the right. Fabregas’ goal was set up by a long ball from Clichy. They are mixing it up becoming less predictable.
The lone loss against Boro and the drawn games with Portsmouth and Birmingham was a result of an over reliance on attacking down the middle. The opposing defence stacked up as Arsenal played out one pass too many looking to break them down.
Arsenal needs to continue to play like this against a stingy Man Utd defence in their forthcoming FA Cup fixture. Hopefully we can get more ammunition in the form of RVP slated for a return next week. It was good to see Adebayor and Bendtner back together on the field at the same time erasing memories off their dust up in the loss against Spurs.

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