Why we must give our all against Bayern! by MH
I am writing this article on the observation of Arsenal’s last few weeks of brilliant football. Since our win against Manchester United, many fans were over the moon (even I was) and they rightly deserve to be, simply because of our performance. But after that there is a large group of Arsenal fans and pundits who are wishing that we give up our Champions League hopes if we lose out to Bayern.
They are justifying their words based on Liverpool’s heroics of 2013-2014 season and thinks that it can have the same effect on us. Now one thing I would say (given all their history and with all due respect) we are no Liverpool, at the present time we are bigger club than them, so we can’t just leave the most prestigious competition so easily. We need to compete in every competition according to our priority and for me the priorities are….
1.EPL AND UCL
3. LEAGUE CUP
Yeah I am ready for the argument which some of you will put forward, but for me the Champions League is equally important as the League, as it is of the utmost important that our world class players, at any point, should never doubt the ambition of our beloved club. This is the most important reason as Liverpool only had Suarez to lead them, but we have 5 world class players. If we give up on UCL just like that, it may have serious effects on the form of our most important players like Sanchez, Cech, Ozil and Cazorla. Why they would leave their clubs and leave other offers from clubs that are more consistent in the UCL (PSG JUVE)?
Also if by chance we finish 3rd then are you all ready for Spudsday football? Just ask Spuds and Everton and Newcastle (3 seasons ago) why they faired so badly in the League in the months of March and April? Simply because you can’t play on Thursday night, and again play effectively on Saturday. Even if Wenger chooses to field a youth side it would still have some members of our senior team in it, so leave this shortsightedness and see the larger picture. We will go out and give our all against Bayern and, irrespectective of tonight’s result, we should fight for our UCL group right ’til the end. Even if we go out then the players will believe their performances were not good enough – not that we lacked ambition.
We are the Arsenal – how can we give up without a fight!