It started brightly, not pretty to watch sometimes, but in the end the job was done. Our game against Birmingham a kind of game we would have drew last season, but like most Arsenal fans have observed, we are past that stage and have provided the extra effort needed to win the match. Though many might disagree, my man of the match was ALEXANDRE SONG. Wenger has this to say of him: "He is strong and smooth. He's not rigid. He's agile, a slalom player, not a straight line player, and he uses that very well," said Wenger. "He had a good combination of strength and ability and I believe as well he uses his technique in a very intelligent way. Cameroonians are strong. In Africa they call them the 'Germans of Africa' because of their strong bodies."