Nightmare draw or blessing in disguise? by KM
Good day fellow Arsenal fans around the globe! Straight onto the CL draw we got… You guessed it – Barcelona! Now despite all people labeling it a nightmare, we should actually be looking at this as an opportunity.
Chances are slim I know, but I would still play Barcelona in the CL, rather than play FC Midtjylland (whatever you spell this) on a Thursday evening. They are the best, the champions of Europe, the team that dominates Europe in the last 10 years, winning 4 European cups in that period. But this is a reality check against the very best.
Still, Barcelona do lose games some times. They win more often than not, but with the quality we have up front, we can score goals against them. The problem is if we would be able to contain that unbelievable MSN front line. Even if we bow out of the competition, we will be able to focus on that league title and for me it is a win-win situation.
Anyway, this is for the end of February, now we are back to second, after Leicester took yet another win against the champions of Chelsea. It is extraordinary what has happened.
The fact that Leicester won, was nothing less than I expected and they deserved, but how far will the story go? Are they contenders? No team has finished outside the top four being top at this point with this amount of points.
When you look at how United and Chelsea play though, you can not deny that Leicester are the team looking like a Top Four side rather than the two giants of English football. Judgement Christmas is coming for them with Spurs, City and Everton coming and we will see where they end up.
Back to Arsenal, we have City, Bournemouth and Southampton till we start facing teams for the second time this term. We were top on New Years Eve back when Mesut was at his first season here. I hope we can repeat it this year. It all starts with City on Monday.
Till then, enjoy!