Cesc not bothered + plus Titi wanted Arsenal last. Thanks Rovers!.
The good old days
In probably his first interview on the Champions League draws, el capitan Cesc maintains we would have had to face Barcelona sooner or later if really wanted to be champions. When quizzed on how he felt about the draws, Cesc simply smiled and said “If you want to win this competition, you have to beat everyone who is coming” He then added that if we had been drawn against Bordeaux or Lyon we would have taken it the same way. He continued:”Barcelona is a great team, but we always go with the same mentality and that is to win, we are going to play against the best team in Europe, probably in the world“. And in a move to assure the fans, el capitan said the lads are really looking forward to it as it is another opportunity to play against a great team in a great stadium and he feels it will be an exciting contest.
In the same vein, according to Barcelona right back and Henry’s team mate Dani Alves, of all the Barcelona players, he was the only one unhappy with the draws. He’s said to have wanted to face the Gunners in Madrid, in the final. This reaction reaction is hardly as it’s obvious Titi’s heart is still at N5 and the Frenchman just recently in an interview spoke of the Gunners using the words “we” and “us”, clearly an establishment of how much he still loves the club. Said Alves, “Speaking after the draw, Alves said: “In the dressing room, the draw was well received except by Henry. He wanted French opponents and Arsenal in the final”. One has to pity him because he never wasted any chance to assure gooners of his undying love and also proclaiming he left simply because he “had to” leave, and I agree with him because he seemed to need a change of environment. The infamous marital problems he had only helped hasten his decision. We at MG wish him luck and hope he does well even though we want him to lose. Yes! Arsenal first!
Meanwhile, after our win over West Ham, we could watch the matches involving United and Chelski with some degree of confidence. We hoped one of Liverpool and Blackburn could do us a favour by preventing a win for their opponents. But as it turned out, those scousers were no match for the kings of “very old” Trafford. Even though they scored first, the moment they conceded the controversial (and I mean very controversial) penalty from which Rooney scored on second attempt to equalize, the game always looked like it would end in disappointment for us gooners. And it sure did, as Park who was having a blinder popped in with a header from a Fletcher cross to win the game for United. If only Torres showed enough awareness to kill of United…
On the bright side though, Chelski dropped points away to Blackburn after taking an early lead through Didier Drogba. Serial “spit master” El Hadj Diouf leveled things and made sure Carlo Ancelotti left the pitch wondering what went wrong. He confirmed a lack of confidence among his players during his post-match conference. We can only hope that run continues.
So all in all, we are second, 2 points behind United and also behind on goals difference but 2 ahead of Chelski albeit with a game in hand. Now Chelski have to beat United to get back and this suits us just perfectly. Let’s hope we win our games and our rivals clear up each other one way or the other. I’ve stated a couple of times and I’ll repeat again, I do not care how we win or how they lose, all I’m concerned about is seeing that cup back at N5 come May.
It seems slightly uncertain at the moment and even though United have the advantage now, it’s still a great possibility. Never stop believing in those lads, Keep the Faith! In the Spirit of the Arsenal!
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