Poll: Who was Arsenal's Man Of The Match against West Brom?

First game of the season and a 1-0 win with a hugely depleted squad against one of the Premier League newcomers.

I dunno, is that a good result or a bad result?

From my point of view it was a good result for a couple of important reasons. Firstly, as I suggested, the team was lacking some regular first team regulars, notably midfield playmaker Cesc Fabregas. And secondly, Arsenal scored very early in the game meaning that the team relaxed too early, rather than going for the jugular.

A 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Gunners is not a disgrace for any newly promoted club, so many Baggies followers will be feeling OK about their re-introduction to the top flight.

But for all those West Brom fans who were promising us an open game where their team would play an Arsenal style of football, well I'm sorry guys but that might have been free flowing football in the Championship, but you're not in Kansas any more Toto and one threat on goal in 90 minutes doesn't persuade me that you are based on Arsenal.

In saying that, the Gunners themselves didn't exactly set the field on fire. Adebayor missed a bunch of chances, Theo Walcott was a passenger and Nicklas Bendtner did very little to impress.

But new boy Samir Nasri enamoured himself with the fans by grabbing a debut goal within four minutes of kick-off, while Johan Djourou looked solid as a centre back and Emmanuel Eboue looked accomplished as a central midfielder.

However, the vote for man of the match is entirely down to you Addicts, so please vote away. And if you feel the need to post a comment to try to persuade your fellow Gooners feel free. I'll post the results of the poll here on Tuesday.