It’s 1-0 at halftime, though it should probably be more as Arsenal insist on creating nerves amongst their fans. The big chance was Ramseys from Bellerins cross- the flash of Ramseys grin showed his confidence, though the worry was Arsenal would come to regret it if Villa could get hold of the ball.
Here are my thoughts on the players at half time
Sczeszny not seriously tested, but looking confident when needed
Bellerin one minor moment doesn’t detract from the damage his runs were doing
Koscielny two good chances to score, not needing to do much at the back
Mertesacker not being tested, but there
Monreal not being tested, but did take a nasty kick
Coquelin waving about nicely
Cazorla targeted, but working hard
Sanchez targeted, but tireless
Ozil busy, touching lots of balls
Ramsey lots of chances, maybe should have scored/done more
Walcott some good moments and a goal
At this point I wouldn’t be looking to make changes, Though Giroud for Walcott would be obvious if a new approach were required.
At this point the BBc showed a replay of Ryan Giggs solo goal from 1999 Against arsenal, looking at it again- though there’s no denying the sheer quality- there were so many opportunities to
tackle Foul him he should never have got within reach of the goal.
Grabbing another pinto I settle in for the Second half.