According to Twitter I was the only person who couldn’t find a working live stream to watch this match. Though, from what I garnered by my own timeline I didn’t miss much in the first half at all. Many were surmising it would end in a 0-0 draw.
Apart from Gabriel Paulista getting injured (welcome to the club) I didn’t see anything that jumped out at my. So imagine how glad I was when my phone informed me of Olivier Giroud’s 64th minute goal – which happens to be the tenth goal he’s scored in his last 14 games. Shortly thereafter, in the 69th minute, Alexis Sanchéz scored his first goal for 620 minutes. Arsenal are two goals up within the space of minutes and as far as we’re concerned the game’s over.
That is until Charlie Austin scores in the 82nd minute and suddenly the three points Arsenal fans thought were in the bag are looking more precarious by the minute. Who was to blame? I honestly couldn’t tell. One minute it was Kieran Gibbs, then in the very next, Laurent Koscielny’s name was being bandied around as the villain of the piece. As usual the Arsenal players kept the fans in suspense as to the final outcome of the game well into the four minutes of added time. Luckily though, on this occasion, the result ended up in our favour.
FT: QPR 1-2 Arsenal. Never make it easy, but all 3 points on a day we had to win. Onto #FACup!
— Arsenal America (@arsenalamerica) March 4, 2015
Final score; QPR 1 – Arsenal 2. Arsenal made it harder than it needed to be, but were brilliant in the 2nd half! #AFC
— Carl Bövis (@CarlBovis_AFC) March 4, 2015
What a very Arsenal win. Poor 1st half, good 2nd, late goal to make us have a turtle’s tail. Big 3 points though.
— arseblog (@arseblog) March 4, 2015
Watching Arsenal defend a one goal lead must be one of the nerve wracking experiences ever!
— Arsenal News (@__arsenal_news_) March 4, 2015
A win is a win but one can’t help but feel the #Arsenal engine is stalling. Not playing well at all.
— norman musimwa (@normanmusimwa74) March 4, 2015
We had to fight for that one. A stronger attacking performance after half time and a well earned 3 points. Despite the late scare!
— OnlineArsenal (@online_arsenal) March 4, 2015
Typical of Arsenal to make a game tough at the end, but we win and that’s what matters, massive victory #UTA on we go.
— Raaf Baelik (@King_Ficko) March 4, 2015