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Arsenal send a strong signal of intent to Man City and Liverpool…

Kudos to Aaron Ramsdale for (1) getting a chance to start, (2) horrifying all of us with a gaffe that really should have led to Brenford scoring, and (3) wearing what amounted to a Chelsea kit in order to signal his support to Kai Havertz. When it was all said and done, that trifecta is arguably what inspired us to victory. The squad rallied around him and Havertz, clearly, but was also given clear warning as to what was needed on an otherwise difficult evening at the Gtech Community Stadium.

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Havertz SILENCES his critics once and for all!

Brentford proved incredibly difficult to break down with five men at the back, and for the longest time it felt this one would end in a scoreless draw, especially after Trossard had a first-half goal chalked off. There a few too many gaffes, none worse than Ramsdale dithering with the ball and getting dispossessed. It was a miracle that Brentford couldn’t score from it. Speaking of scoring, Kai Havertz scored, surely silencing everyone anywhere forever. It was a strong header at the back post, and it was enough to secure three points and send us top of the table even if not quite enough to quell those critics. Still, it might give Havertz a bit of a flicker. Let’s get to the post-match poll!

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Nketiah stakes his claim as Arsenal’s striker of the future!

The year is 2028. A 28 year old Eddie Nketiah, fresh off of winning the Golden boot from the previous season, steps up to the spot. He converts, coolly, and Arsenal dispatch have done the double over Man City, paving the way for yet another Prem title. Nketiah is mobbed by teammates, but his own celebration is muted. After all, he’s walked this path before; this is not the first title-winning goal he’s scored, nor will it be the last. He’s overtaken Giroud, Walcott, and Bergkamp and is sizing up van Persie. Why not?

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Why did Nketiah pass on becoming a legend alongside Henry & Arshavin?

We’ll have to invetigate that question further after Nketiah got his first-ever hat-trick but passed on a chance at scoring a fourth, giving Vieira a chance at scoring from the spot after the Portugeuse man was fouled just inside the area. It was a glorious day for Nketiah, who, in addition to scoring three well-taken goals, accepted the captain’s armband when Saka was subbed off. There’s a real team spirit here, with players looking to support each other, and that’s what we saw here. Nketiah could have gotten greedy, but to see him give Vieira the chance after having accepted that armband says a lot about the spirit in this squad. Enough blathering. Let’s get to the poll to rate the lads!

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No Partey, no Jesus, an erratic Raya—could the Blades cut us wide open?

On paper, we should have this one sewed up by halftime. Sheffield United are winless anywhere in any competiion, and that includes a home loss to League One Lincoln City in the League Cup (alliteration fans, rejoice!). Still, the Blades have shown some steel, losing at home to Man City 1-2, losing 2-1 away to Tottenham, and losing at home to Man U 1-2. They might be bottom of the table and hoping for Everton to be hit with that 12–point deduction, and Paul Heckingbottom might be rueing his aptronymic destiny, but we’d do well to be wary of our visitors.

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