There is absolutely no point going into the footballing details of yesterday’s 2-2 draw between Arsenal and Birmingham because the only thing that mattered about the match was the injury suffered by Eduardo da Silva.
The below-par performance of the team, Theo Walcott’s first Premiership goals for the club and William Gallas’ extraordinary reaction at the end of the game are all matters for small talk, no question, but they pale in significance compared with the incident that lead to Eduardo snapping his leg.
I’m absolutely gutted for Eduardo that he has had his season and potentially his career ruined by a truly awful tackle, I’m upset that the Arsenal players had to play on despite the obvious psychological effect that the injury had on them and I’m furious that someone would make a tackle like that to begin with. It’s just a shock and an absolute joke that he will only be banned for the standard three matches despite the obvious intent on display.
Anyway, I don’t really feel up to saying any more. In all honesty I’m a bit all over the place today. I feel like I need another day to really work through my thoughts on the whole incident before I post them on the blog. I apologise to regular readers for my lack of professionalism but that’s just the way it is today. If you want to read something a little more substantial then I highly recommend Arseblogger’s post. Cheers.
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