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.
So let’s face it. There is a very big possibility that we are going to be playing Thursday night football for the rest of this season, so we may as well try and win it. This is what Wenger thinks…”We would take the competition seriously – but we are not out yet,”
“I believe that this problem is exaggerated a little bit in England because we play Wednesday and Saturday, so it is the same as Thursday and Sunday. I can’t see the difference.
“There are plenty of examples in Portugal and Spain where teams have taken it seriously and won the championship. Benfica are the example, Sevilla have done well.”
The last time Arsenal finished third in our Group was 15 years ago, and we went through to the UEFA Cup and got to the final before losing on penalties to Galatasary. Look at Chelsea. The year after the won the Champions League they finished third, and went on to win the Europa League. We have more than enough players in our squad (when fit) and I am sure our reserves could carry us through the early stages and we could put out stronger teams once we reach, say, the Quarter Finals.
What do you think? Should we go for it? I think we should!