Arsenal can take 2 BIG positives from Man City’s UCL woe v Monaco

There is nothing that will take away the pain that we Arsenal fans felt after being dumped in no uncertain way out of the Champions League this season by the German champions Bayern Munich, mainly because of the 10-2 scoreline as we were always going to struggle after the unlucky draw.

Having said that, football usually gives you a chance to bounce back and put things behind you, so there is little time to lick your wounds as the next match is just around the corner. Right now Arsenal have a Premier League trip to West Brom and the ongoing fight for a top four finish to consider.

Luckily enough we still have a chance of winning a trophy, so thoughts of Arsenal fans will inevitably turn to our FA cup semi-final with Man City and after watching them get knocked out of the Champions League by Monaco I for one am feeling much better about things.

Firstly because their exit suggests that Arsenal may not be quite as awful as we think sometimes. Getting through is hard and I also believe that UEFA and the officials make it even harder for EPL clubs.

More importantly though, the way the two legs against our recent tormentors Monaco went show that City under Guardiola will always give you a chance. Their defence is almost non-existent at times and that is just the sort of team that we can thrive against.

Chelsea or Tottenham in the final would be a different proposition but for now Arsenal fans should take heart from Man City’s loss to Monaco and maybe also go a bit easier on Arsene Wenger and the players for being knocked out by a bigger and better team with a lot of help from the referee.

Sam P.


  1. hecmanx says:

    No excuses for such humiliation, atleast city won the first leg, unlike arsenal that were embarrassed, I guess u are trying to defend ur lord and personal saviour wenger, who have been eliminated 7 seasons in a row

  2. Twig says:

    I hope it’s Monaco/Juventus/Leicester/Atletico/Dortmund to win the UCL and not Real Madrid/Barcelona/Bayern Munich. My preference is Monaco.

    1. Arsenal_Girl says:

      After the way Leicester treated Ranieri, I don’t want Leicester to win.

      1. Break-on-through says:

        Same here.

      2. verstellung says:

        Randier I was indeed shat upon, but I will still root for any EPL team to go as far as possible.
        Might be like kissing your cousin, but they are still in the same family.

  3. RSH says:

    Soo positive is that were no worse than another team that’s not winning the league? This is why wenger has stayed so long. Our club standards have deteriorated. City made semi finals just last season and won title few seasons ago. Nonsense.

    1. Break-on-through says:

      People often point to teams to use a negative or a slight. So it’s only fair that others can do the same thing over a positive. Pep, Mourinho, why not, they were often used as a yard stick.

      1. RSH says:

        it’s just more excuses as to why Arsenal never win anything and don’t do well. Tired of the excuses, tired of celebrating St. Totteringham day and nothing else. It’s a joke. We need to get back to winning titles. End of.

  4. HA559 says:

    I bet Wenger is drooling over wanting to sign some of the Monaco players especially Mbappe Ten years back he would be favourite to land these players for Arsenal not anymore.

    1. verstellung says:

      Sadly I think your correct.

  5. Break-on-through says:

    It’s a pity we can’t get the truest price for Alexis and then just go all out for Mbappe. That’s if AFC were willing to go as far as it takes. Arsene saying he tried for him last season, or before. I’m sick to death of hearing this. He says it in a way that is looking for credit, well if you really thought he was the bees knees well then why didn’t you pay a big price for him before he made the team sheet, seeing as were so clever and all. Last season we might have gotten him for less money than his compatriot what’s his name over in Manchester. There seems to be quite a few promising young players around all of a sudden, last season and before it seemed like every striker worth taking was already taken. I wonder how well were gonna do with the chase for all these signatures, or will we try for the umpteenth time to prove everyone wrong by sticking with what we got.

  6. ThirdManJW says:

    Every Arsenal player is a Wenger signing, most of Pep’s squad is not his. Pep easily has an excuse, Wenger doesn’t!

  7. gotanidea says:

    Arsenal players and staffs would be happy to see Manchester City’s weaknesses in the Monaco game, but they should also see Manchester City’s strengths. What I like the most about Manchester City is they are not afraid to make big changes. They play fearlessly and with beautiful football, no matter what the result is. They might be losers now, but I think they will be stronger next season.

    Arsenal should follow these kinds of clubs when making major changes. It has been more than a decade they do not play with confidence. The next match against West Brom would be a good chance to make a change, since Premiere League title is out of their hands now. Sometimes they should ignore the heavy pressures from the opponents and the fans, to bring the bravery back. They just need to play as one team and trust each other.

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