It is obvious that UEFA don’t like being criticised and they have made that abundantly clear to Arsenal after Arsene Wenger spoke out about playing against “many doped teams” in his career.
Fair enough, calling the Premier League fixture list `evil´ may be taking things a bit too far, but I still think that the Arsenal boss should have some sense of sympathy with his fellow Premier League boss Louis van Gaal, because I feel that the Man United boss is right to say that the lack of a winter break in England is not good for Arsenal or any other Premier League club.
The fans of Arsenal Football Club have had to put up with more than most in the modern age, although I´m sure that the supporters of clubs like Leeds, Portsmouth and others will have a different point of view. Yes we have always had Champions League games to look forward to and despite the failure to win a trophy for almost a decade, Arsenal have never been in danger of relegation or going into administration.
So it seems that one of the Dinamo Zagreb players, Arijan Ademi, has failed a doping test after the tie with Arsenal in Croatia, although it will not be fully confirmed until UEFA have studied his B sample before any punishment can be applied.
Arsene Wenger has made it clear that the Financial Fair Play is now dead in the water and EUFA simply cannot stop the moneybags clubs spending what they like in the transfer market. Witness how much clubs like Man City, Man United and Liverpool have spent lately.
Arsene Wenger was talking about the Arsenal transfer situation in the pre-match press conference yesterday. Well to be more accurate, he was trying to say as little as possible about it under a barrage of questions from the press pack.
How they have loved to poke fun and laugh at Arsenal in recent years as we failed to win any major piece of silverware from the 2005 FA cup win over Manchester United on penalties until that dramatic fightback from 2-0 down to beat Hull City at Wembley last May.
There is more proof today, if Arsenal fans needed it, that the Gunners and probably every other English Premier League club get a raw deal from the Uefa referees in the Champions League. It happens too often and has been going on for too long for it to be a coincidence any more.