Good morning campers
Arsenal have qualified through the group stages in Europe for the 18th consecutive season, albeit the last two in the 2nd tier competition.
Last night we managed it courtesy of the result in the other fixture and our own opponents being rather poor, although they were good enough to build up a two goal lead. Or should I say we were bad enough to go two goals behind.
I don’t intend to dissect the game or crucify certain players because frankly the team and just about every player struggled, all I will say is that none of the usual scapegoats played, so it’s a struggle for their haters to blame them.
In mitigation Freddie has several injuries to cope with and a good few more that really needed the rest with our festive fixture list iminent.
Once again we see how a goal and an assist suddenly turn player that struggled in a game against third tier opponents into a world beater that should start in the PL against very much top tier opponents in the PL come sunday. Well, according to many fans that is.
With Xhaka out I fear for our midfield come Sunday, City probably have the best midfield in the world, and we? Well we just don’t have one.
But it’s not all doom and gloom because Martinelli took only 15 minutes to impress.
P.S. Let’s not be falling out over politics.