Arsenal may have lost to Barcelona on Tuesday, but the Gunners did keep the treble-winning maestros at bay for 70 minutes before succumbing to two silly mistakes. But now the team must prepare to face Man United in a maybe even more crucial game for our season.
The acting captain Per Mertesacker sensibly tells his team that Europe must be forgotten about for now while we get back to our domestic duties i.e. dumping Man United well and truly out of the title race.
“We created some chances and [it’s pleasing] how we got out of the pressure,” the BFG said. “We were doubted a lot but there is always something positive and we can take that from the game.
“We will go to Manchester United and we are in a good position – we don’t want to give that up. We have a great chance to focus back on the Premier League and forget what happened in the last 20 minutes [against Barcelona].
“Leicester City was a good game to make us believe we are still in it. You need to have little successes on the road. We go step by step, nothing else. We have a great chance on Sunday to do that again and show that we can compete for the title.
“It helps we beat United last year in the cup. I think that was a great experience for us and it is still in our heads sometime when you think about big games and Old Trafford. It is going to be an interesting game so let’s not forget the positives from Barcelona and go there and give our best with the same effort.”
Arsenal finds themselves in favourable position for a change as the Gunners have five days to prepare for Sunday’s game, while United have to come back from a 2-1 deficit against Danish side Midtjylland tonight at Old Trafford. Louis Van Gaail is struggling to get any consistency out of his expensive side and they lost their last League game to Sunderland as well, so I am expecting a good win for the Gunners if we play as well as we did against Barca.
And score some goals for a change!