Many people argue that Arsenal
were completely crushed by Barcelona
on Tuesday night and if I may say myself, I will say yes to that statement. But the question is, were Barcelona fairly matched against an injury-affected Arsenal?
I will have to say no to that one. Okay, it’s not the time to blame a devastating loss on injuries because that’s what every team goes through every year and it’s the same for everybody. But imagine if Arsenal did have all their players fit for the game against Barcelona, the game, in my opinion would have been completely different.
I mean we are talking about significant key players who can change games in just a blink of an eye.Andrei Arshavin
is one of them, remember the game against Liverpool
last season where he scored four goals? Or the other game this season where he his back was facing the goal and in a millisecond he turned very quickly and scored a magnificent goal.
Also the absence of Cesc Fabregas
was a big loss for the young Gunners, the Spaniard provides brilliant passes and would have been needed against Barcelona on Tuesday night.
Contradicting my point above, there’s one player who has proven, that he can beat an entire team all by himself, his name is Lionel Messi
The brilliant little Argentinian plays football on a whole new level right now and stands on the top of the football world and the other players can just look up and bow.
His creativity and incredible skills are what caused the downfall of the Gunners. The fact that he was the only Barcelona player with a shot on target just proves my point that he was the one beating Arsenal almost all by himself.
Therefore he’s significantly the main reason to why Arsenal lost on Tuesday and there’s nothing more to do than to praise and hail for the best player in the world ever.
The praise from the Arsenal players of the incredible Messi just shows greatness as footballers, the ability to actually admit that a team and a specific player were worth to win and played better than them really shows great character, both of the team and the manager itself, Arsene Wenger
This game taught Arsenal a very important lesson and it will help them improve in the future and maybe rethink to buy a player or two during the next transfer window, that’s at least what Mr.Wenger has said.
The spotlight striker, Marouane Chamakh
is almost a closed deal, but more on that later.Till then, Joel Rietz