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Bullets from the Ashes: A different Arsenal Story

Started on 9 August 2012 by jimgooner
Latest Reply on 15 September 2012 by jimgooner
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FEBRUARY - Could it finally be?

With the League cup final during this month Arsenal were presented with the oppurtunity to finally end their trophy drought. However could they be in for a repeat of last year?...

1.2.12 - - Aston Villa 0-2 Arsenal

Premier Division

Antoine Griezmamn 74'
Aaron Ramsey 90+4'

Aaron Ramsey

This was an interesting game especially as the two clubs were to meet later this month in the League Cup Final. It took the Gunners a while to get going but once they did the game was easily won. Aaron Ramsey gave a solid performance, he looked incredibly experienced despite being so young.

4.1.12 - - Liverpool 0-1 Arsenal - Thier's only one red army!

Premier Division

Yossi Benayoun 45+1

Wojciech Szczesny

8.2.12 - - Arsenal 3-1 Fulham

Premier Division

Milan Badelj 18'
Fernando Llorente 49'
Nicolas Otamendi 85'

Nicolas Otamendi

The Gunners looked currently unbeatable. They played like a team that knew each other for 7 years, let alone 7 months.

11.2.12 - - Arsenal 2-0 QPR - Better Late than Never!

Premier Division

Milan Badelj 84'
Edinson Cavani 88'

Milan Badelj

Two late goals saved the Gunners from an embarrassing draw. They deserved the win, however, as per usual they had all of the ball.

15.2.12 - - Litex 0-2 Arsenal - The Walcott Show

Premier Division

Theo Walcott 25',29'

Theo Walcott

A 4 Minute double salvo from Theo Walcott gave the Gunners a solid result to take back to the Emirates.

18.2.12 - - Arsenal 4-0 Reading

Fa Cup

Theo Walcott 33',58'
Fernando Llorente 37',44'

Fernando Llorente

With this result, Arsenal progressed into the next round of the FA Cup. They drew their Arch Rivals, Tottenham Hotspur. Here is the 6th round draw:

22.2.12 - - Arsenal 5-0 Bolton

Premier Division

Douglas Costa 1',6'
Fernando Llorente 40',67'
Theo Walcott 42'

Douglas Costa

When you're 2-0 down after 6 minutes you know it's not going to be your day. Bolton gave their best effort but they were just too weak to handle the might of the North London Giants. Another Routine Win.

25.2.12 - Arsenal - Aston Villa - Pre Match

Geoff Keeling decided to have a chat with the players after the normal Team Talk before each match.

"Ok lads, I will only hold you lot here for a few more minutes. Some of you may not know or realise what 7 years of no trophies is like. You may not know how much our fans are ridiculed. As a Gooner myself it hurts a lot. I'm an adult and it hurts a lot. Imagine what it is like for the young Gooners, constant mocking at school, by stupid glory hunters. Win it today for three things; Yourselves, the fans, and for all the people who support all the clubs we despise. Right go out there and DO THIS!"

The players went out fired up and determined to prove a point, and for the fans.

- Arsenal 3-1 Aston Villa - AT LAST!

League Cup

They did it! They finally did it! The Gunners had ended their long trophy drought. They had a scare when Darren Bent scored a Penalty. However they regrouped and scored two late goals to lift the cup.

Month Review

This was Arsenal's best month under Geoff Keeling. They finally lifted their first trophy since the FA Cup Final in 2005. More Wins in the League meant that the Gunners made their position at the top of the League Table stronger.

The Premier Division Table

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