The Gunners were treated to a stunning debut from marquee signing, Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088), who inspired the type of vintage Arsenal football we have begun to see less and less of over the past couple of seasons.
Which is not to say they played in top form throughout the full 90 minutes.
Nevertheless, thanks to a brilliant opening touch from Giroud (@_OlivierGiroud_) and a brace from the ever-impressive Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey), AFC finished the match victoriously with a 1-3 result.
Truthfully, if Walcott were capable of hitting the broad side of a barn with any level of consistency, we likely would have finished with at least six goals.
Fingers crossed that the knock on the knee Olivier took versus the Black Cats isn’t enough to keep him out!
We are doomed with Theo as the only option available at CF!
Onto the fantasy results!
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It was another solid fantasy week for me and I am quite pleased with the results.
I made some pretty substantial gains in both formats.
Overall Points: 252
Global: 56,595 (Last week: 114,328)
Fans of Arsenal: 3.596 (Last week: 5,137)
Canada: 427 (Last week: 896)
Private League: 1 / 16 (4 points clear)
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Total Points: 413
Global: 11,115 (Last week: 22,599)
Fans of Arsenal: 2,396 (Last week: 4,056)
Private League I: 1 / 8 (54 points clear)
Private League II: 2 / 6 (110 pts out of 1st)
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Happy to be sitting just outside of the top 50k in the official game and getting into the top 500 in Canada.
I am also just outside of the top 10k in the Yahoo! format, putting me in the 96th percentile overall.
It is a long season but I am hopeful that I can maintain the pace.
I have been rewarded handsomely for my faith in Giroud thus far.
Sadly, good ol’ Robbie Brady turned out not to be the big steal I had hoped he would be.
But watch out for the little paddy down the road!
To conclude, I would like to share this amazing picture that was sent our way courtesy of our good pal and fellow Gooner, @dave__whiteside:
How did you make out in Gameweek 4???