Well, that wasn’t the first-half the world of football had expected, was it?!
An abject, lazy and passionless performance from Arsene Wenger’s side so far, means they trail tonight’s underdogs 1-0 thanks to a speculative effort from Geoffrey Kondogbia.
At first, it appeared that the former Sevilla midfielder had scored an absolute beauty, as David Ospina helplessly looked on, however, replays showed that the ball took a wicked deflection off of Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker – probably would be harsh to suggest Ospina could do better.
Despite the helping hand from the big German, nothing can be taken away from Kondogbia’s first half performance; he has bossed and bullied Arsenal in the middle of the park and not given Santi Cazorla a moments rest.
The performance resembles a certain Patrick Vieira, a player Le Professeur has tried time and time again to replace but without much luck.
Maybe Arsenal have the answer to their Vieira-shaped hole right in front of them? The Gooners certainly think so
Kondogbia is just everywhere in midfield. Could be the answer for our beast like cdm everyone asking for. #afc
— michael Corleone (@Michael_cor47) February 25, 2015
Kondogbia is next-gen man. That's the midfielder we need. #AFC
— Ξnzo Santos (@MrbENZOdrine) February 25, 2015
Couqelin and Kondogbia would be awesome at arsenal #defensivedoms
— Bill McKenzie (@AFC_McKenzie) February 25, 2015
Kondogbia shoulda been #AFC
— #Teez (@teeztop) February 25, 2015
— Guy Clarke (@guy_clarke93) February 25, 2015
wenger is going to buy Geoffrey Kondogbia now in the summer instead of schniederlin
— Dennis (@DennisR_21) February 25, 2015
LET’S BUY KONDOGBIA BY THE WAY KLAXON #ARSMON
— TARS (@Le__Hunt) February 25, 2015
Arsenal buy Kondogbia and leave Sissoko alone please
— itwit_tweets 1.0 (@MahmudKullane) February 25, 2015
Wenger buy Kondogbia. He’s french too
— King Henry 14 (@goonergiri) February 25, 2015
Wenger go and buy Kondogbia this player is serious
— Sam (@SammySudani) February 25, 2015