I heard a guy sitting behind me at SJP refer to Obertan as a player that he hates. Why?! This ‘fan’ justified this in conversation to his equally inept mate by saying ‘you have to hate one player and I’ve chosen him’.
Then we have Obertan. I see potential in the kid (I think) but why does he not produce? Has he been watching Shola’s lethargic style and thinks that’s the way? Does he just have one of those ways of running (in a daze) that makes him look rubbish?
A great shift put in with the exception of Obertan who was abysmal. Arsenal had possession and the majority of chances but Newcastle didn’t deserve that cruel last gasp goal. Pardew can take heart from a spirited performance and Ben Arfa deserves a run on the the right.