We’ve been through a hellish week, out in the FA-Cup defeated by Blackburn from the Championship who had one shot on goal, and won one nil. We we’re battered and outplayed at home by a Bayern Münich team who played some excellent football on every position. Reminded in some ways of our own invincible; fast passing , clever defending and they dominated the midfield. They played wide and using every space of the pitch. Arsenal looked or behaved nothing like that.
Another “massive game” awaits this very afternoon. Aston Villa’s visiting London and nothing but 3 points is a must. With current form I would go for a draw (if betting) and not be all to surprised for another loss. I really don’t want to go that way in my own head, but a new punch today and a defeat at The Lane (of all places) and season is over. No trophies, an absolute minimal chance of reaching that fourth spot that could guarantee play-offs for the Champions League later this year.
And that would unquestionable be the real end of an era.
In an article published in The Mirror today by John Cross talking to Wenger it seems that the Championship and the Champions League has his priority. Being more realistic than a “doomer” I jus can’t se this AFC-team go to Münich and win 3 goals and holding a clean sheet. That leave us with the league and twelve games left to play where every game will be labeled “massive”.
Don’t expect (or rely upon) another spurs-havoc this year, saving the arses of our own.
Why this club is where at it is at, you could read massive amounts of texts and theories just cruising around the web. Because if there is one benefit this club do still have it would definitely be its truly committed supporters. Few teams have more active bloggers and writers. Different views and opinions shared, but in the end all of us wanting this club to progress and not to see the team implode in a painful and slow decay.
Personally I think a hard push and another important step in the downward spiral begun when losing out to Birmingham in the Carling Cup final this time of year two years ago. What could have boosted some players and feeding the winning mentality just went the other way and that gave some really bad effects. That’s why I get annoyed today when reading that our manager don’t think much of the English domestic cups. Never underestimate what comes with winning a trophy!
Later - now Villa game awaits!