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Arsenal to lose in Champions League quarter-finals again?

Champions League? by GP

I want to point out that, although Arsenal have qualified for the Champions League again, there is something that continues to anger me.

The question I have for Mr Wenger is how many times have we really threatened to go all the way apart from 2006 and 2009?

Every season we have a situation where we can win the group thereby making the next draw easier on paper. Despite that, Wenger continues to go into these games with weakened teams which result in defeat and a tougher draw for the next round.

Wenger worried about Arsenal players burn-out ahead of Tottenham clash

The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger knows full well that he seriously needs to get his team back on track after seeing them play seven games in a row with only one outright win to show for it, and with the international games being played in midweek there could hardly be a worse time to play our great rivals Tottenham.

The games have been coming thick and fast lately, and Wenger has been lamenting that there has been little preparation time possible for the last few games, and now he has the risk of the players burning out after travelling with their respective countries.

What do the Euros usually mean to Arsenal Fans? Injuries and Fatigue!

The EURO 2012 Tournament Could Spell Trouble For Arsenal FC – By JG

The possible blow-back of the EURO 2012 Tournament is something Arsenal fans have reason to be wary about. As we know already, a number of Arsenal players are going to be heavily involved in their countries efforts to win the competition. Van Persie, Walcott, Chamberlain, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Rosicky, Szczesny (and Fabianski), Arshavin, Bendtner and even the newest edition Podolski will be participating for the Germans.

Uh-Oh! Van Persie’s knackered!

Arsene Wenger last night tried yet again to give Robin Van Persie a rest, just like he did against Stoke a couple of weeks ago, but again he had no choice but to bring him on for the last half hour as Ju-Young Park fluffed his lines when given the chance to shine.

It was Marouane Chamakh that tried (and failed) to cover for Van Persie against Stoke, but Arsenal fans had higher hopes for Park after his recent international form and his performance against Bolton, but the Korean couldn’t reproduce that form against Marseille.

Wenger – We had an off night!

After the FA Cup game against Leeds where Arsenal only managed to snatch a draw in the dying seconds, Arsene Wenger was hoping for a confidence-boosting result against an Ipswich team that had been totally battered by Chelsea on the same day, losing by 7-0.

But somehow Arsenal managed to lose to a team that is just 3 points above the relegation zone in the Championship. Wenger was at a loss to explain what went wrong afterwards, except to say that the team were a bit tired and simply had an off night.