Will Barcelona add further insult to Arsenal’s humiliation?

Will Barcelona add further insult to Arsenal’s humiliation? By Twig

As I’m not a “masochist”, I refused to watch the second leg tie between Arsenal and Bayern Munich. It wasn’t an easy decision to take, believe me, but at the end of the day, it seemed to have been justified.

The signs of yet another embarrassing European night were clear for all to see. We had just folded to a 3-1 loss to Liverpool the previous weekend. There was a lot of unwanted bad press regarding the Alexis Sanchez situation. There were yet further rumours Petr Cech wasn’t happy not getting champions league games (not that it’ll have changed the result, but I have always been of the view Cech should get some champions league games too, and Ospina, some premier league games). In what was to be a sign of things to come, we were forced to make a last minute change to our lineup – and our tactics – when Welbeck suddenly took ill during the warm ups. Iwobi too had been struck by illness prior to the game, and was replaced by Ozil who was just recovering from illness himself. In short, the signs were not good at all.

That was the last update about the game I got, before going on a complete Arsenal blackout. That meant no checking Twitter to check up on Piers Morgan’s angry commentaries. Or getting updates to check the latest scores. When I finally came back “online” – after the game must have finished – even I was surprised at the score line: 5-1! I blinked. If we must lose by a 4 goal margin, why not 4-0, 6-2 or even 7-3? Why do we keep losing 5-1 to these guys?! It’s like a silent message telling us our club has been stuck on “repeat” for the past 5 years. It’s like a silent message that we’re just running in circles and not making any progress whatsoever.

Tonight, Barcelona will be facing PSG in their own attempt to overturn a 4 goal deficit. Their situation is worse than ours was, as they failed to even score an away goal, as we managed to. However, I now feel within me that Barcelona might just do the unthinkable and score 4 goals themselves and maybe go on to triumph after penalties! A very long shot, but should that happen, it’ll only make our wretched result look even more shameful than it is presently. It’ll show how far off the elite level that Arsenal football club currently is. That while Arsenal succumbed to yet another humiliation – as expected – Barcelona were able to surmount an even greater hurdle to achieve the unexpected. A Barcelona victory tonight will be just the outcome that’ll make the Arsenal board and everyone associated with this club sit up and say enough is enough. It should no longer be Wenger’s choice to decide whether to stay or not to stay. The board should help him out of this cycle of misery and sack him as other clubs around Europe would do after such a humiliating result.



  1. Disturbance says:

    You’re having a laugh mate! The board making a decision? Arsene has become Arsenal… It’s sad, but even if we lose every game till the end of the season Arsene won’t be sacked by the board…

  2. SoOpa AeoN says:

    Absurd that the problem (wenger)of arsenal is before our very eyes yet nothing can be done bout it……….. Bad Dawgs(board)!

    1. rkw says:

      perhaps we can seek the help of the orange man in the washington to remove this particularly bad hombre!!!

  3. vinie2000 says:

    Theres not even a close comparison here. Yes Barca did not score a goal against PSG but at home they can destroy anyone on their day because they have at least something we have begged for 10 years. Three amazing players up front who can score 4 tonight. Their problem is at the back and yes i can see PSG sneaking a goal. Difference is? They will die tonight in that pitch. If they over turn the game it will be amazing but not surpring. Get the new coach we need and three top players and were on the right path.keep same then not even europa league to play for

    1. Twig says:

      And that, my friend, is the problem. Why can’t Arsenal also destroy anyone at the Emirates? For how long will we put up with this mediocrity?

  4. Remember Hafiz? says:


    2011=Man Utd 8-2 Arsenal
    2012=AC Milan 4-0 Arsenal
    2013=Man City 6-3 Arsenal
    2014=Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal
    2014=Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal
    2015=Bayern 5-1 Arsenal
    2016=Southampton 4-0 Arsenal
    2017a=Bayern 5-1 Arsenal
    2017b=Bayern 5-1 Arsenal

    we will see more of these results if wenger doesn’t leave

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      Jesus!………… Shawty, who wouldn’t remember Hafiz??????
      Admin’s no.1 Headache L()L

    2. gotanidea says:

      Do not forget some fantastic results Arsenal had in Champions League under Wenger’s management as well, buddy. For example, when Arsenal played in San Siro against AC Milan, in 2008. They beat AC Milan 0-2, with 4-4-1-1:






      I think what Arsenal really needs currently is a playmaker or midfield general that has good vision, passing and dribbling skills like Hleb. Currently we do not have someone that can dictate the match tempo in the team. Wenger should have fixed this a long time ago, but he is too loyal to his current midfielders. We want Ozil, Ramsey and Wilshere to be that playmaker or midfield general, but they have not reached that level yet.

  5. SoOpa AeoN says:

    Like the HumiLiation at the Alianz wasn’t enough…….. The results were replicated back at the emirates….
    It’s official….. Arsenal is no match for any big name club inotherwords, we are a such F*****s & wenger is a potato head!

  6. Guneal says:

    It’s 1:30 PM and Mr. Arsene is yet to resign. WTF!

  7. gotanidea says:

    Barcelona plays differently than Arsenal, albeit the strategies look the same. They attack and defend as one team.

    I observe that when defending, their attackers will be the first defenders, pressurize their opponent’s defenders and move back to make sure the short passes between the midfielders and attackers work.

    When attacking, their defensive players will be the first attackers. They will move forward, to make sure the short passes between the midfielders and defenders work. They have to make sure the offside traps work, otherwise their opponents can beat them by using quick counter-attacks, as seen in some of their matches. Playing with such high defensive line requires guts and high confidence, the things that Arsenal does not have currently. I hope finally someone in Arsenal can change the mentality and the way they play.

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      Guess you ain’t seen Barca play lately. They’re not the same team, tactic wise. Their forwards do not defend(anymore) and their defenders do not attack(anymore)…Sorta like how AFC play now…

      1. arsenalfan1 says:


        Barcelona 6 – PSG 1

        Not at all like AFC!

  8. mark says:

    I honestly think Wenger believes he is such a part of Arsenal that it would be catastrophic if he left.

    He has been allowed to become such an ingrained part of AFC that he will be the one who chooses when he leaves.

    I half hoped there may be an announcement this morning that he had resigned, but then remembered he believes he IS Arsenal.

    Which is kind of why we are so bad at times…and his faithful followers still say he is the best man for the job.

    What level of delusion does that take? He is yesterdays man, and no level of respect for his achievements will change that.

    Trouble is, he doesn’t see it, and that is why our best players will leave, and why we don’t attract the true top players.

    Back on topic, Barcelona have the ability to turn it around, but it’s still a big ask..

  9. stubill says:

    What a completely pointless article.

    What in Gods name has the Barca’ v PSG result got anything to do with Arsenal, answer, absolutely NOTHING.

    Did Barca’ losing 0-4 to PSG humiliate Arsenal? NO, because it has nothing to do with Arsenal.

    1. Vlad says:

      Was about to post the same thing. Who cares about Barca and what they do? Keep tabs on your team, and may I suggest to the OP to watch the games next time? Perhaps he would’ve gotten an idea of how and why we lost. I know he said he’s not a masochist, but as I always like to say: “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger”.

      1. Twig says:

        I’m sure you’re stronger now with all the gutless results you’ve endured the last 10 years. If Arsenal won’t even play entertaining football anymore, then what’s the point watching?

    2. Twig says:

      Chill mate

  10. Raoh says:

    Can that even be done?
    I thought the 1st leg was the bottom but I was wrong.The 2nd leg was arguably worse and I don’t see how coming out of such a defeat you can say that the club is “in a great shape”!

    Maybe financially YES but football wise we are far from it. Losing 5/7 games isn’t, having your 2 best players on expiring contracts isn’t and more. Being out of the top 4 as things stand isn’t (let’s not mention that we aren’t even in the title conversation) and the FA cup like many seem to be thinking isn’t a foregone conclusion, finally we still have quite a few games to play against top 6 and let’s just say that we don’t strive for greatness there either…

    The worst part in all of this is that the board looks utterly incompetent and clueless in letting such things unfold. Not only destroying bit by bit Wenger’s legacy and the club’s image! How can you let this thing go on for so long? What is the club actually going for? As things stand money seems to be the common factor that’s driving he club and holding it from competing for major honors.

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