Arsenal fans may have thought that things could not get any worse after Tuesday,s humiliating exit from the Capital One cup, but the captain of Bradford City, Gary Jones, has rubbed some salt vigorously into our wounds by stating that their last game, against 10 man Torquay United, was a tougher test of their resolve.
“I think Torquay gave us a tougher game.
“It was like a role reversal against them. Torquay defended well against us, and we defended really well against Arsenal.
“No disrespect to us and our lads, but they should be beating Bradford City. But team spirit means a lot and it can take a team a long way.
“When we saw their team sheet, we couldn’t believe it.
“We thought they would have a lot of youth players and a bit of experience, but nothing like that turned up. They came here and it was probably the best chance of a trophy they’ll have this year. I think it was Arsene Wenger’s worse nightmare going to penalties.”
Wenger probably wishes he did pick more young players now, as they would probably have given a lot more for the Arsenal cause. The manager should read this statement to the players and get them to realise how little fight they put up. We need a drastic response on Sunday when we travel to Reading. Another poor showing from the highly paid players is just unacceptable.