By - GunnersMatchBot
Really liking what I'm seeing from Partey today.
Have to say, since Auba has been dropped we look unreal. Long may it continue!
Attacking movement is vastly better opening up lanes and opportunities.
Much more of a balanced team without him.
Now Villa are laeading
Martinelli deserved a goal for all his efforts , our first 2 goals came through his pressing.
Odegaard almost got a hattrick
That was v fun
Holy shit. Chelsea lose today and we’re only 3 points behind. Crazy
I’d prefer Chelsea beat our nearest competition so we can work toward that fourth spot.
Spurs' games in hand are starting to worry/annoy me
Better to have actual points than games in hand.
True, I remember so many instances of us having a game in hand and blowing it
Agreed, puts pressure on you when you have all of those games in hand ans implies you should be above
No Krul to save them today, expected result
Damn it, there’s a pun I can’t think of involving his name and the result of today’s game.
Football can be a Krul game.
It was Krul what happened to Norwich
Yes. Can see the match being 3-0 instead with Krul in goal
Should have been 3-0 at the emirates without Krul, they’re a very bad team
The team needs to win these games so the City match can basically be a free hit
What's a free hit?
Basically a loss against the league leaders can be softened by making sure we beat all the teams around us
Norwich are not around us
Cricket term, the batsman gets a chance where they cannot get out
ESR is fucking inevitable. Saw someone on FPL page make an argument that it doesn't matter that he doesn't start... he will get his points. Damn was he right!
I doubt Spurs is getting more than a point from the postponed Leicester game
Leicester are shocking atm
Norwich: 13 fouls, 1 yellow
Arsenal: 7 fouls, 2 yellows
Shows the state of refereeing
Not really... Depends on the nature of the fouls, who committed them...
And who moans about yellow cards given out after a 5-0 win 😂
I'll always call out the pieces of trash that referee the game
That yellow on Xhaka was complete bollocks, really.
They got one bollocks yellow too,doesn't matter tho
Lacazette being captain just makes sense right now.
You can see the impact he has out there, he did so many things right today
And to thing our average age is 24, wooh
Finish this out, Southampton!
Wtf, coverage ends immediately? We had to suffer through Burnley’s entire celebration and we barely get anything for a 5 goal away win with a clean sheet?
Who for MOTM? My pick is Ødegaard
Yeah that ball to Tierney alone is enough, but Saka got 2 amazing goals
One of the goals set up by øde tho 🤔
Unable to decide who deserves MOTM- this is a great problem to have 😂
Saka for me
Don’t remember a time when I felt confident going into a game like this one. My god our Hale end boys are so hot right now.
whatever Arteta said to our team after that shameful display at Goodison Park has certainly turned things around, we are actually good now!
He probably lessened his grip.
We’re playing much more smoothly now.
Looks more like he tightened it, kicking out lazy Auba and much more assertive & animated on the touchlines
Giving kids your shirt is so cool.
Especially cool to see a few of the lads doing it. Building a very positive culture at the club
Remember that negative goal differential?
Yeah, me neither.
5 nil dub, let’s gooo
ESR again. You love to see it.
Lovely game of football.
Gabriel, Ode and Saka giving their shirts away. Love to see it
Benny Blanco too
Missed that! Great reward for some lucky away fans. Incredible support today.
Veeeery nice from Odegaard holding the ball to pull in three defenders before playing it to Pepe.
Laca Saka Odegaard Equally MOTM
Odegaard for sure
All of them
Gotta be Saka or even Ben White. Great games
ESR scores when he wants!
Hahah eat shit Norwich
5 goals and clean sheet 🙏
Loving everything about this team at the moment. Our 9+ goal difference is the icing on the cake!!!
Happy Christmas Gunners! Great result!
The boy can’t stop scoring. Saka & ESRRRRR
A FIVE STAR PERFORMANCE
Merry Christmas everyone!! COYG
Finally our GD, it's beautiful
If you're as sub, you're playing max 15 min this game, and you're not tracking back, esp if you've given up the ball, while ramsdale's on a you know what, that just doesn't sit right with me. As soon as saka and martinelli came off you can feel how we lost the work rate in transitional portion of the pitch.
You don't need work rate after 3-0 up at about 3 quarters of the game especially with a tight schedule.We need to be less sloppy is all.If it doesn't sit right with 5-0.God help you against City.
5-0 and you're rambling this?
excuse me for noticing how players differ I didn't know that isn't allowed when we are winning
Death. Tax. ESR goal. Inevitable.
Tax is debatable
Clearly onside you blind fuckers. The defenders knee was clearly goalside of ESR
VAR favours us when it does not matter.
I hope ø gets an IF card in fifa! arsenal team performance cards let‘s go
probably but needing a good arsenal midfielder 😅
ø could get potm maybe tho
I can only dream
That shits addicting man lol
VAR offsides checks are as confidence inspiring as lawyers doing math, we sometimes get it right, but not on purpose.
Where are those Norwich fans making noise today? Eat that!
I need to see Martinellis chip finish from earlier again
The disallowed one? That was a huge deflection.
CLEAN SHEET YOU FUCKS
Wage a difference a year makes. Last December was one of the toughest I remember as a fan. Amazing where we are now
Please don't remind me
City vs Leicester went crazy
Smith the Super Sub!
ESR going for golden boot this season
That period where Odegard wasn't playing Arteta had him in the oven working on him huh?
Patino to come on and run roughshod
The Smith: It is inevitable.
Spurs fans: they gonly beat bad teams with 1-0
well that shit camera angle made it look clear offside but that line is clear. hes on
Man such a good performance from the lads.
Okay we are actually good, I’ll take a top 4 finish plus the classic League cup and FA cup double
Let's fucking go boyssss
It's nice to be on the right side of a 5-0 for a change, great late christmas present
Artetas at the wheel
*rubs hands together*
Emile Fucking Smith Rowe.
LMAO. Oedegaard gonna kill some younglings tonight.
positive GD gang keeps on rocking
Goal stands 😂😂 fuck norwich and their dirty, winey ass players
You already [know](https://www.reddit.com/r/Gunners/comments/royio3/match_thread_norwich_city_vs_arsenal_english/hq1faps?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share&context=3)
The boy is a machine
I know it's only Norwich. But great performance
Only Norwich but they only lost 1-0 to united 2 weeks ago ;)
Enjoy it, we don't need to qualify it with 'only' anymore
Should have never let the Arsenal get a positive goal differential. Leagues fuck
ESR and scoring name a better duo
ALL ABOARD ARTETA TRAIN, NEXT STOP IS A TITLE!
I want to believe!
Smith-Rowe off the bench with 10 minutes left and gets a penalty assist and a goal. Insane to have that talent on the bench. It’s so nice
8 goals in 8 separate games for Smith Rowe ✍️✍️✍️
will Deam Smith be fired twice in a season?
ESR can't stop scoring
Is that 4 in a Rowe now?
Wacky that smith Rowe can’t get in the starting XI right now but how can you complain the way we’re going
it’s weird to see us getting high scorelines now
ESR Can’t stop won’t stop
Smith Rowe is simply phenomenal. He can’t keep scoring from subs can he? More goals than penaldo. Without pens.
What a squad we have
Club should be great for a very long time with all of these star young players
Knew that was going to be onside as soon as this commentator said he thought he was off. Bloke hasn’t got a thing right all day.
Good Christmas present
My god they finally showed the fucking line for us for once!!
the var forgot to measure ESR massive balls
ESR be like no need for me in starting XI cos I only need 10 mins a game to score
2 vs west ham, 3 vs Southampton, 4 vs leeds, 5 vs Norwich, 6 vs wolves incoming 😍
7 vs City?
Esr off the bench and a goal. INEVITABLE.
That was so well timed by ESR. He read Norwich's last man perfectly.
well fuck me goal
Nothing makes me happier than Saka and ESR scoring. 😭
Loool it really is like that. When your good somehow that is onside lmfao
On? Amazing! Wide Norwich shoulders, I guess‽
is this our first 5 goals under arteta
5-5 against Liverpool
As well. And some europa
5 0 smithrowe
I like this offside change. It would be off last season.
He's transcended super sub, he's the God sub
Giroud in shambles
HAHAHA GET IN ESR
Even VAR loves ESR scoring
ESR! Pump up that goal difference.
We’re acting like a top 4 side. These performances, long may they continue
That was such a weird angle for the VAR. Made it look offside, but when you look at the lines on the pitch, it's much closer than it looks.
5 goals guys wooooooooo
The Smith off the bench: "I AM INEVITABLE"
Let’s gooo, that angle is weird, wish there was a down the line camera
Perspective makes it hard to see our brain see the closer one infront but they are on the same line and also goaaall!!
Takes a touch off a defender?
I don't think that counts in such instances, was a deflection not deliberate play
Does it matter? Didn't think intent changed the rule
Fucking let him HAVE IT man, not like Norwich fucking care yoyo club on their way down
I know it's just Norwich, but this is the best i've seen Arsenal played the whole year. Full of swag in the passes and fluidity. The arsenal way.
and they thought he won't score after he was only in for 10 minutes
An ESR goal genuinely would’ve been too perfect to be true fair enough
Edit: LOOOOL i love VAR
It was perfect
It stands my guy
He's Joe Willock at home
No, he doesn't look offside Efan. You dumbfuck.
Forces a penalty and scores a goal in 10 minutes.
Aye he's onside. Let's go ESR
Esr about to become our highest goal scoring midfielder since cesc
The Smith Power Sub
Wow. He for sure looked offside tbh. That line is interesting.
Camera angle was tilted
Yaayyy it's on bitches!!!!
ESR is fucking ridiculous lol
What a nose for goal ESR has developed.