Despite the talk of Stadiums and technical reports and such, in Fifa’s —Sepp Blatter— eyes the most important consideration is taking the World Cup to new frontiers and on that point England was always going to be the loser.
Good result for us, at a ground where both United and Chelsea dropped points. We can’t underestimate how much holding on for the win after a disastrous week is good for the confidence.
We were shit, but I don’t believe we are a shit team, a win at home against Partizan will be enough to qualify for the next round. If Braga can get some confidence from their victory and go on beat Shakhtar then we could still win the group.
We knew that all it would end sometime, 17 years is a damn good run over your rivals.As much as it hurt in the end, we must admit, it was good while it lasted.
With the exception of Wilshere and Bendtner all players should be back from their excursions injury free, which is the result we really look forward to during the international break.
Complacency marks a missed opportunity to qualify fro the Champions league group, as not for the first time Arsenal goes down 2-1 in Ukraine.
Arsenal visit Shakhtar who can call their home a fortress. Since Oct 2008 Shakhtar has not lost a single home game in any competition.
What’s that I hear? Not Fair? After years of playing The Kids™, Wenger’s decision to field strong squads for the Carling Cup is not fair on the others. In some circles it’s sign as a sign of desperation to win a trophy —any trophy.