The Polish keeper Lukasz Fabianski was plunged back into the Arsenal side in the impossible-looking away game at Bayern Munich but managed to come back with a clean sheet and it looked like he had cemented his big chance to replace thev out-of-form Wojciech Szczesny for the rest of the season.
The Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey still believes that Arsene Wenger’s team is not only good enough to beat Bayern Munich, but can still win the trophy. Before the Gunner’s (weakened) team lost to Blackburn this weekend they had gone five games without a loss, including four wins, and Ramsey thinks this shows that they can beat anyone.
The Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen, who rarely speaks out publicly nowadays, has been assessing Arsenal’s chances of getting through the first knockout stage of the Champions League against Bayern Munich, and the Belgian says that Arsenal only need a bit of luck and “a good day” to beat the Germans.
There is a very strange interview on ESPN this morning with the Arsenal striker Gervinho, who despite playing in the 2-0 home defeat against Swansea yesterday still thinks that the Gunners can go on and win the Champions Leagure this season.
As Arsenal prepare to face Norwich tomorrow there seems to be an air of confidence all over the squad, although some may say that it may be OVER confidence especially if we remember that we only just beat Norwich 2-1 in this fixture last season, and that was thanks to a second half winner from a certain Robin Van Persie, assisted by Alex Song!
The big West Ham defender James Collins says that his side is feeling very confident going into this weekend’s game against Arsenal. The Hammers are currently two points ahead of Arsenal in 7th place and so far have won two and drawn one of their homes games this season and he believes they will carry on that record against Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger’s new assistant Steve Bould took charge of his first Arsenal game last night with Wenger banished to the stands, and after an excellent first half the Gunners had to dig deeply in defence to keep Montpellier from equalising as they pressed strongly while Arsenal tired.
There are a lot of Arsenal fans that will have given up on Abou Diaby ever returning to his brilliant form from his younger days, but we could take heart from the fact that a certain Robin Van Persie was also injured for seven years in a row before he finally turned into a top-class goalscorer.