It’s normal for Arsenal fans to hear Arsene Wenger predicting a win for our team, no matter who we are playing against (including Bayern Munich and Barcelona!), but for a change the Frenchman is fully expecting the Gunners to have difficulty in beating the MLS All-stars this week.
Admittedly we will be without a few of our top players (Okay we will say most of them) and those that are playing will be lacking in match fitness for only our second pre-season fixture, while the ALL Stars should be superfit as they are halfway through the MLS season, so we could agree that Le Prof is only being sensible….
Wenger said on the official MLSsoccer.com: “We are asked to do a job. We are under pressure every time to win the game,”
“We play to win and we want to win as always with style and respect of our identity and values … that’s what we do.
“We know, in fact, that that the history of this game is in favor of MLS because from what I’ve heard, they’ve won in former seasons. They’ve won the games most of the times. We know we face a very determined and motivated team.”
So he is covering his options and letting us know that the Gunners will be trying, but the fact is that we will be facing the very best players that are playing in America (as opposed to the best American players), and don’t be too upset if we get a hiding!