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By Tom Lee

Now I suppose the title has already got you wondering and thinking about that great Saturday in November when we beat Man Utd in that pulse raising game, and then three weeks later on that sweet Sunday afternoon when we came from behind to defeat Chelsea. Other games I'm sure are running through your thoughts aswell.

So yes, as for high's in terms of games Man Utd at home and Chelspend away are the obvious choices for our high points of the season especially considering what else happened to us that same month. Revenge over Hull away and then again in the FA Cup were good and even though it wasn't a win, the away game against Liverpool was a game I look back on fondly. What could possibly be the reason for that, hmmm???? Anyway, the win at home to Villarreal including Theo's delightful opener and the 2 leg epic with Roma, a fond penalty shootout despite Eduardo's miss, after somehow not putting Roma to bed by the end of leg 1 were also great moments in the season. Also the two Carling Cup wins over Sheff Utd and Wigan (Wigan being my favourite) were fantastic and to an extent, suprising. Anyway I could talk about these games all day so I'll move on...

Now for players. I wasn' Denilson's biggest fan at first but being our most commonly used player this season (!) he deserves a mention, also because he improved more and more as the season went on. Song is similar to this as he has indeed improved as have many players, such as Gibbs who improved more than we ever would have thought and is beginning to give Clichy a run for his money. Johan Djourou has also improved vastly being great when called upson at centre half and pushing Gallas and Toure all the way for a first team slot. Bendtner and Walcott have also improved in terms of technique and intelligence etc etc which is pleasing, another pleasing thing being the first season form of Samir Nasri who has contributed with goals and at difficult times against lesser sides (Bolton at home for example) has gone into the middle and changed games for the better, and of course his double against scum number 3 (Man Utd.)

Our injury problems get more bizarre every season but one player who avoided serious injury this season was Robin van Persie who was in my opinion our player of the season. This is a high of the season because he has been so crucial in that he has provided 20 goals and many assists. Also, It was only a matter of time before I included, you've guessed it, Andrey Arshavin in this article after his four goal bonanza at Anfield and his incredible impact in the closing stages of the season. Who knows what we could have achieved had he being eligible for the CL.

Additionally, even though they don't count for much, our further progression in the Champions League and FA Cup were good points even if we did get easier draws perhaps than last season. But still, it shows we are getting closer and this will boost confidence going into next season.

Goals of the season then. van Persie vs Liverpool, van Persie away at Everton, Arshavin (second) at Liverpool, Nasri's second agianst Man Utd, Adebayor vs Villarreal, Adebayor vs Blackburn (his 1st, very good team goal,) and Bendtner at Bolton? You decide!

  • 15 Sep 2015
    So let me stop reminiscing of days gone by and let me focus on our Welsh wonder. Let me start off by saying that I think it is quite obvious that Aaron Ramsey is better in central midfield. His partnership with Mesut Özil, his running from deep and his underrated ball winning ability makes him a ...Read more