With them already losing to Birmingham City in the League Cup Final, and then their defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League, where does this leave Arsenal?
Just two weeks back, it looked so good for Arsenal, having just achieved a 2-1 victory over Barcelona, with the League Cup seemingly in the bad and still in the chase for the Premier League and the FA Cup. Fast Forward two weeks and you seem them having a shock defeat to Birmingham City, a draw against Sunderland in a match that should have given them Premiership Leadership and most crucially a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal after a magical night for Messi.
Well, first of all, it WAS a great night for Barcelona and they deserved their win, even their goal conceded was scored by an Own goal for them by their consistent defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets. Yes, it may be argued that the Van Persie sending off changed the game, but would it have, really?
I mean, first of all, eventually in my opinion he would have been injured, as he has just recovered from an injury, and being an injury prone player like himself, personally I wouldn’t have seen him scoring more than a goal. Next, Barcelona were dominating the game in the most, I doubt that Arsenal really needed a striker up there, I personally think it wouldn’t have made a difference, being against such an attacking minded team, they need someone up there with pace, to hit them on the counter attack and I don’t think that Van Persie has that.
So after their Champions League defeat, where does that leave Arsenal? With only the Premier League and the FA Cup, it is hard to balance their options with difficulty in achieving and the achievement in winning that tournament. I think that they should go for the Premier League, that’s the BIG ONE, and Manchester United look like they might slip up.
So leave a comment, on what you think of the Barcelona victory and/or what competition they should concentrate on, and I’ll gladly answer any questions.