If you have not seen the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, both the English and Spanish football media are reporting that Barcelona, the current holders of the Champions League, La Liga and Copa Del Rey trophies, are seriously considering making a transfer bid for the Arsenal and Germany international play maker in the summer transfer window.
There were a lot of things that Arsenal needed to do right to stand a chance of overturning the home leg defeat against Barcelona when we met again in the Nou Camp tonight. As well as Barca not being at their best, the Gunners had to perform at our own top level.
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A lot of you will surely say that Barcelona simply destroyed Arsenal at the Emirates on Tuesday, but the fact is that with a bit of luck we could easily have been two goals up before the Catalans scored their first.
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Let’s start with the positives and there were plenty.
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Barcelona currently boast the three best players in the world as individuals, however it’s their connection and understanding that the trio share which makes them, arguably, the most frightening front-line in football history. The combined force of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez make the Catalans hot favourites to become the first team in the Champions League era to retain the European Cup.
Personally I can think of 11 reasons for Arsenal fans to worry ahead of tomorrow’s match against Barcelona, but Arsene Wenger has pinpointed the man that he famously tried to buy a few years ago, Luis Suarez. Le Prof believes that Suarez is the glue that holds the team together, and he admitted that he used to feel regret that the Uruguayan goal machine didn’t come to play with the Gunners.
Okay Arsenal fans, I am well aware that when I compare our very own creative star Mesut Ozil with the Barcelona and Argentina international forward Lionel Messi I am going to have to ignore one very important factor if the German is going to come out favourably. Messi has all sorts of talents but it is the incredible goal scoring on top of them all that makes him the best player in the world, and Ozil is not even close in that regard.
Whether Arsene Wenger feels under any more need of new signings after Arsenal were paired with the Spanish La Liga, Copa Del Rey and Champions League holders Barcelona is anybody´s guess. We will have to wait for the January transfer window to open and close before we find out.