POLL: Who was Arsenal's Man Of The Match against Portsmouth?

By Graham McNorthbank

Two games, 10 goals. I think we'd all have been pretty satisfied with that at the start of the season.

And the Gunners are experiencing something that I haven't seen since we were at Highbury - we're actually getting some luck for a change.

However, let's not get too far ahead of ourselves - we hammered the poorest Everton side I've ever seen and beating Portsmouth who haven't tasted vistory against Arsenal for more than half a century is not a reason for us to beat our chests.

The first major challenge of the season is this weekend when Arsenal travel to Old Trafford to take on Man Utd. They've had their usual indifferent start to the season, but a 5-0 win away at Wigan shows that they are hitting form and they will certainly have a bit more firepower than Pompey had, so it should be an intriguing battle.

But let's get back to Saturday's win.

Abou Diaby grabbed a well-taken brace in his 100th appearance for the club, while William Gallas became the club's top scorer for the season notching his third goal in as many games, this time kicking the ball in off his own face. Well, they all count.

Cesc Fabregas had to limp off at half time with a worrying hamstring problem, but Aaron Ramsey did himself no harm by scoring the final goal thanks to a fantastic slide rule pass from Robin van Persie.

All in all a great result. Indeed, I can't think of a poor performance. A couple of mistakes and lapses in concentration here and there, but nothing that jeopardised chances of victory.

Andrey Arshavin was a little off the boil, but Eduardo looked sharp and, of course, Diaby took his chances well and is the outstanding candidate for Man Of The Match.

That decision though is up to you lot. Click on the 'read more' link below to access our poll and get voting and let's hope that the Gunners can continue their winning start to the season with another victory over Celtic on Wednesday before up trip up north to take on the Mancs this weekend.