Try a reply without insult next time if you want to have a disscussion - its called a forum for a reason and im not one of the ultra negative people but we deserved that.
Arsenal were there for the taking first 20 mins, yet everytime the option was on to move the ball forward quickly, we turned and played a sidewards or backwards 'safe' pass to keep possession. All that nothing possession has let Arsenal settle and come back into it. A bit more attacking intent could have resulted in us getting a goal and forcing Arsenal to open up, making it a more open game.
Now Arsenal will watch us play it round slowly, press us in their half and counter.
The insult was a reaction to your sarcy digs.
A more open game suits Arsenal. They are a better footballing side than us and they're at home. I don't understand why they're there for the taking just because they lost to Monaco in midweek - a team that use a very negative game plan.
I think it would be counter-productive to have gone on the attack from the off. Given that Arsenal are presumably low on confidence after midweek, and their notoriously intolerant crowd, it doesn't strike me as unreasonable to try and kill the game and take the crowd out of it. It's now too late because we failed to defend a set piece.