What an unbelievable night for Arsenal.
We went away to one of the most devastating attacking teams in world football and nullified them.
We made them look average.
Arsenal used their physical advantage and made a Carlo team look like a group of school kids.
Emery out thought one of the greatest managers to have graced the game.
Our players held their focus and kept a clean sheet over 180 minutes.
We landed our SECOND clean sheet away from home in a week.
We took on a high-pressure game and DID NOT bow.
The players everyone said were Wengerfied stuck a big middle finger up to world and showed the way forward.
Arsenal demonstrated that they can rise to the occasion. We showed that we want to be in the mixer come what May. We delivered a stunning result.
I don’t want to overegg this, but fuck it, I am going to. This is what we bought into. This is why we changed manager. This is what we wanted.
The most important part of this week for me is that it is clear we have a manager that doesn’t have an ego when it comes to his methods.
How many seasons have we watched the same mistakes made over and over again? About 10. I almost couldn’t fathom the notion of a manager that would pivot. Someone who’d assess what’s going wrong and make a better choice. Someone who’d suck up their pride for the greater good of the club.
Last night was all about Emery for me. That’s his imprint on the team. It was fucking majestic.
Now we have to go on and make it happen again in semifinals against Valencia. Our season can still go to shit. The players need to retain focus. Nothing is won in Aprill.
However… I will savour this moment. That was a big night in Europe and we shone by playing the game, not the team. A tactical masterclass. ARSENAL DOING A TACTICAL MASTERCLASS.
See you in the comments.