Arsenal’s worst fears confirmed as Real Madrid falter

We did our bit, and Arsenal fans, Arsene Wenger and the players have to be proud and happy with the achievement of finishing on top of our Champions League group for the first time since 2011. It is just a shame that this year that does not seem to be quite as much of an advantage as usual as the two pots look a lot more balanced.

It would have looked a lot better for the Gunners ahead of the knockout draw on Monday if Re4al Madrid had not faltered at the Santiago Bernabeu last night. They needed to beat Borussia Dortmund to win their group and looked well on the way after two goals from Karim Benzema put them in command.

They could have had more as well in a dominant performance but then they let it slip and Zinedine Zidane was disguusted to see the German side level the scores with just minutes to play. All this means that Madrid are in pot two and Wenger has already talked about the Spanish giants being the strongest side.

They will probably have Gareth Bale back from injury by the time the knockout games come around as well, so will all the Arsenal manager’s worst fears come true on Monday?



  1. PRINCE AFZ says:

    If we hope to reach the final, then we must be ready to face any team. Avoiding any team is a preparation for failure. The only time we reached final in this competition, we had to beat giants on our way. It beats my imagination when our own fans write us off even before we play some teams. So called lesser clubs don’t write themselves off when they face big clubs. They simply give it a shot. We are Arsenal. We are ready for any team this season. As Gareth Bale is going to recover before the knock outs, so are our own players, Santi et al.

  2. Aldo says:

    What difference does it make for Arsenal really? Facing Bayern, Barcelona or Monaco, the outcome was the same.

    However the draw only proves that there is no real favourites. Even Real, Barca, Bayern have proved to be very vulnerable this year. Arsenal has come out quite resilient this year. We have a good defense, good goalkeeper, fast paced wingers, a DIY Alexis and Cazorla coming back in couple of months, I’m pretty confident we can go against anyone. We only have to wait and see.

    At the end of the day, we’re “in it to win it”. Imagine getting Bayern or Real and going through to the next round. We’d be unstoppable…

  3. SoOpa AeoN says:

    If u wanna be called a Big team, then be willing to develop a Big mentality

    Meet the best
    Beat the best


    1. NY_Gunner says:


    2. Krish says:

      oh my pessimistic friend/foe is back 😉 😛

      1. Fatboy Gooney says:

        Like me, he Probably couldn’t progress any further on Pes club manager ?

  4. Rare Admirall says:

    Well,well,well, Don’t be doing such posts with trepidation written all over them.I mean at this point in time why do we have to keep fear company? You know FORTUNE is not for the faint of heart ,rather it’s for the FEARLESS and daring souls.I say bring whoever on and see how it goes if we pull through that would be AWESOME,but if we don’t, at least we didn’t turn into jelly because of FEAR. Let the Arsenal give their best,we only live and die once. Question is,what do we want to be remembered for? WIMPS or STALWARTS? We have nothing to fear but fear itself !

  5. Onochie says:

    The Mentality of the Author of this Article is very poor and that’s not what Arsenal need right now,both the fans,players and management. If we start thinking like the Author here is,then we would be knocked out without a fight and then falter away in the league.

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