I was just watching the Champions League highlights again and while a lot of Arsenal fans, the players, the manager and most of the pundits on BT sport and in the papers yesterday were encouraged by the way the Gunners beat Dinamo Zagreb, our chances of making it into the next stage were given short shrift by Roy Keane on ITV.
When Arsenal travel to Athens in a couple of weeks to face the Greek champions Olympiacos in the final Champions League group game, the job of Arsene Wenger will be a pretty easy one, or at least when it comes to the tactics to send the players out with anyway.
Arsenal fans with good memories are all too well aware of some of the club’s more repetitive problems, although to be honest they do keep happening to keep this sort of thing nice and fresh in the minds of your average Gooner. And of course we always have those friendly faces in the football media that are always willing to point something out and remind us why Arsenal are destined to fail.
The Arsenal and Germany play maker Mesut Ozil continued his fine run of form and capped another very good game with a well taken goal and could have scored more, but he was edged out for my Man of the Match award by the human perpetual motion machine that is Alexis Sanchez who also scored two great goals and assisted Ozil’s.
The Champions League match between Arsenal and the Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb at the Emirates this evening was already shaping up to be a crunch clash, with the winner probably keeping their slim hopes of qualifying for the next phase of the competition alive and also putting themselves in a strong position to at least stay in Europe and drop down to the Europa League.