The Man City manager Roberto Mancini is incensed that the FA have scheduled both his team and Liverpool to play in the League Cup Quarterfinals just two days after facing each other in the Premier League, in fact he thinks that the players should have a formal protest and he personally should pick schoolkids to face Arsenal.
Sitting uncomfortably in 18th position in the Premiership table after winning just two of their last nine league games, Bolton have been regarded by some as a fairly simple challenge for Arsenal in tonight’s Carling Cup fourth round.
It seems that Arsene Wenger has finally remembered signing Park Chu-Young in August, the Korean looking set to start in the Carling Cup against Bolton on Tuesday.
The Arsenal defender Johann Djourou was one of the players at fault as the Gunners lost to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, but he is adamant that the team have to bounce back by beating Shrewsbury in the Carling Cup match on Tuesday.
Samir Nasri still looks back with regret at his team’s Carling Cup final loss. It was arguably the moment Arsenal’s season started to unravel, after the loss to Birmingham the Gunners were dumped out of the Champions League, the FA Cup and faltered in the chase for the Premier League.
Arsene Wenger saw his team get knocked out of three cups in two weeks, and then fall tamely away in the race for the Premiership title, and he believes that the 2-1 defeat by Birmingham at Wembley caused the team to question their ability and drain their confidence away.
It was inevitable I suppose, but here is the post we all expected after a very disappointing performance (to put it lightly!). Over to you Adam…..
Szczesny howler gifts Obafemi Martins last-minute winner as Birmingham destroy Arsenal
Arsene Wenger refuses to believe that today’s Carling Cup Final will be the only highlight of this season, and thinks there is no reason that Arsenal could not win every competition they are in this time around.