After Arsenal’s poor showing against Anderlecht in the double-header stage of the Champions League Group it looked like we were going to struggle to qualify, but our 2-0 win over an out-of-form Dortmund team has now guaranteed our progression to the knockout rounds.
Should want-away players be left in the reserves? by Dave
Arsenal reject bid for Santos!
What were Arsenal thinking when they turned down the chance to offload one of their unwanted players? This has been one of the main problems facing the club for a while, the difficulty in getting rid of the so-called deadwood players. It drives Gooners up the wall when we hear that the club has a strict wage policy that stops us getting or keeping the best players, while we have players earning fortunes and never playing.
Arsene Wenger saw his cobbled together team of reserves and misfits give a spirited display against Olympiakos in the first half of last nights match, but you could see that the lack of match fitness took its toll on the unusual Arsenal side in the second half.
Olympiacos 2 – 1 Arsenal report. A bad result but that’s not what this game was about. by KJ
After a few bad results, it’s refreshing to go into a game knowing that the result isn’t the most important thing. We’ve already qualified and it doesn’t really matter whether we get first or second. We were at a point going to win the group but some slack defending lost us the game at the end.
We all knew that Arsene Wenger, having blamed Saturdays defeat on fatigue, would obviously be resting a few players for the midweek game in Athens, but did we really think he would leave this many at home!
Arsenal have stuttered in their progress towards the Premiership title race and the eternal quest for the Champions League, but Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he is not going to make a priority of the Capital One Cup and will be giving a rest to his first team players to give them a breather.
Should Arsenal go all out for the Capital One Cup? by KJ
I was looking at the squad for the Capital One Cup and it’s actually quite strong in comparison to the competition.