A strange game, it was a comfortable win in the end but alarm bells should be ringing.
Wigan were pretty poor but Arsenal's soft centre was on display for all to see again.
Man of the Match for me was Vermaelen, 2 important goals and a strong defensive display but I thought Eboue ran him close. Playing for the most part in the middle of the pitch Eboue's thrust and attacking skill caused no end of problems for Wigan, I think he was magnificent, only let down by an abysmal final product.
The strangeness of the game was due to the relative ease of the game for Arsenal but yet Wigan fashioned enough chances to cause concern - from poor Arsenal play mostly.
Fabregas' passing game was again suspect, Song left a lot to be desired at times too. I think his biggest problem is his lack of pace forcing him to make cynical challenges or simply letting players run past him - this highlights our soft centre. Diaby was hit n miss - more hit than miss, when the guy is playing well, he is a frighteningly good player, I hope he can get consistency, thats all that is missing.
But, there were enough positives to take from the game, a pretty steady game from Manonne, Eboue in the middle, Eduardo getting better and better, a raft of Arsenal chances created by great movement and, Rosicky !! This guy surely was and is who we have missed the most. He floated around demanding the ball and he is a magician, the whole team ticks properly when he is around.
Not the best Arsenal performance by a long shot, but it was important to win - and we did.
Come on you Arsenal.