Mesut Ozil’s attempts to make amends criticism of his recent performances could have left Arsenal without him for their vital upcoming fixtures.
The Gunners’ record signing angered some fans with his missed penalty and languid play in the first leg. Now, the Daily Mail reports that the injury that forced him off at half-time in the second leg was sustained after just 10 minutes of the game. read more »
Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has taken aim at his players for the second time in less than a week after telling them that he’s not their babysitter.
Sherwood warned his squad that they are playing for their place at the club.
He said: “They are men. I am a manager – not a babysitter. read more »
Arsene Wenger is experienced enough to know that, even if he gets knocked out of the Champions League by one of the best teams in the world, his team will always have to take criticism for some time. He also knows that history proves that this is one strange competition.
The highlight of Arsenal’s Champions League campaigns to date came in the 2005/06 season when the club finished as runners-up to Barcelona. They impressively knocked out Real Madrid, Juventus and Villarreal en route to final.
But that painful final that saw Jens Lehmann sent-off for a professional foul on Samuel Eto’o after just 18 minutes is as close as Arsenal have got. read more »