AUDIOPOST – Arsene Wenger was in a very good mood after his makeshift Arsenal team destroyed Dinamo Zagreb 3-0 and he even made a couple of jokes with the assembled hacks after the game.
Stubborn is a word that Arsenal fans have often used to describe our long serving manager so it was no great surprise to hear Arsene Wenger talking about his belief that there is enough strength in depth in the Arsenal squad to be able to cope with the injury picked up by Francis Coquelin at the weekend.
The Champions League match between Arsenal and the Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb at the Emirates this evening was already shaping up to be a crunch clash, with the winner probably keeping their slim hopes of qualifying for the next phase of the competition alive and also putting themselves in a strong position to at least stay in Europe and drop down to the Europa League.
You’ve got to be in it to win it by DP
As we enter our fifth Champions League Group game, we have to face the facts. We have lost three of our four games so far and have a -4 goal difference. There is very little chance of any of the big teams we may face (if we did somehow get through) that are going to be scared to play us in the knockouts and do any of us seriously believe we would go much further anyway.
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.