Huge slice of humble pie from me. Not cos we smashed the gooners on their own soil but more so cos of the players I've dismissed as not fit for purpose.
Noble - I haven't quite slaughtered him but I did think he'd be looking over his shoulders this season. He was immense. Especially after the early card.
Zarate - I still think he is a bit greedy but that side of him seems to have been calmed down a bit and he is actually looking at options around him now.
Nolan - was superb when he came on. Seemed to roll back the years and actually had a little bit of zip when required. Actually have to admit that I think we'd be foolish to let him go - he is ideal for last 15/20 in games.
Jarvis - came on and tightened things up. Nothing spectacular but didn't let himself to the team down.
Maiga - even poor old Modibo did his bit when he cam on. Fair play.
It struck me that Bilic has given the team an almighty dose of self belief. Maybe this new positive attitude will roll the years back for a few players. No more hit and hope hot potato nonsense. Noble in particular today looked like he had the shackles removed. He was pinging balls all over the place. Fantastic.
As much as I was criticising our squad the other day (and of course Rome wasn't built in a day) - this result was achieved without our £30m strike force ! We have all allowed ourselves to get carried away a bit in the past me included but it seems like Slaven has instilled something with this lot. 2 or 3 more additions and I think we could be about to witness something a bit special.
Who was it said the other day that the players were laughing at Bilic's training methods ? That really looked like a team who didn't believe in the manager out there !!