Come on, I know this is an Arsenal blog, but how can we not talk about that Ronaldo goal against United last night?
I don’t even know how you get to that level of spacial awareness where you can sense a ball coming over the shoulder of a defender. That strike. That timing. Wow wow wow wow!
Chezzer taking abuse for his part in the Juve capitulation, but fear not, there’s a rabid group of fanboys who still can’t let the anger of his departure die.
Juve didn’t deserve to lose against a goal like that. Wasn’t it hilarious to watch Jose after the game? Man lost his mind over that win. It’s so funny to see him celebrating a group stage win like he’s just won the whole thing. Bit like Liverpool doing a bow against WBA.
United getting into a gear is a worry, they have a lot of talent in that squad and could prove a bother at the backend of the season if we hit a trouble patch. Let’s hope it’s up and down all year for them.
Tonight, we face Sporting in the competition everyone wants to face off in… The Europa League. The real deal. The gateway to the Champions League. Emery is pumped about qualifying.
“It’s a very important match because if we win we’re first in the group – that’s our clear target,”
“This competition is very important for us. It’s one way to win a title and get into the Champions League next year.
“We want to continue to improve and to continue with the players taking responsibility and confidence. I want to continue at the Emirates with our supporters with the same spirit as in the matches against Blackpool, Leicester and Liverpool.”
This competition is his bread and butter. Sporting are the toughest team in our group, so a good performance this evening will make it easier for us with our next two games.
The manager has a fine balance to meet, he has to make sure his team is strong enough to win, but he doesn’t want to overstretch them and have tired legs as against a more rested Wolves at the weekend. I expect a medium amount of rotation today, with a very strong bench.
Right, short post today because I work for a living you bums. x