Like most things in life today, football is progressing at an eyewatering pace; a pace that makes even open-minded millennials pine for the good old days when things weren’t so fast and shouty
Arsenal survived an almighty scare from Preston North End and overturned a torrid first half to win 2-1.
Arsenal finished off a great week by coming from a goal behind to beat Stoke 3-1. After a Charlie Adam penalty had put the Potters ahead, strikes from Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil, and Alex Iwobi gave Arsenal the three points, leaving them safely in second place after Chelsea's win over West Brom.
Arsenal ended a difficult November on a high by beating an impressive Bournemouth side 3-1. Alexis Sanchez found his scoring boots after a recent barren run in the league, his goals opening the scoring and sealing the game in injury time.
While the players traipse off to take part in meaningless friendlies and marginally less meaningless World Cup qualifiers, let us revel in a Premier League weekend packed to the brim with wanton thrashings, breathless derbies, Davids slaying their Goliath counterparts, and a Michael Carrick sighting
Arsenal put in an archetypal Jekyll-and-Hyde performance against Swansea to eke out their sixth league win in a row.
The league games this weekend were played to a backdrop of somber silence (or was it peals of laughter?) as Sam Allardyce lost his job after just one game in charge of the English national team. While these whirlpools of entrapment and idiocy provided entertainment off the pitch, on-pitch entertainment was not far behind.
Arsenal ended their run of poor form against Chelsea in spectacular fashion by putting them to the sword in a 3-0 win at the Emirates. Quick-fire goals from Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott established their early dominance before Mesut Ozil practically wrapped up the points with a third goal before half time.
The Gunners were slow off the blocks and went behind to a Petr Cech own goal, but eventually recovered as Laurent Koscielny equalized with a wondrous bicycle kick and Santi Cazorla slotted in a last-gasp penalty.
Tactically astute Italy are set to take on unbeaten Germany in a fiesty quarter-final encounter of the Euro 2016 at Bordeaux.