Montpellier have had a terrible start to their defence of the first French title in the club’s history, losing three of the first five. This has caused mass optimism in the Arsenal ranks but we should be wary of the French champions on their home soil tonight.
Many in the football press are attributing Montpellier’s poor league form to the fact that they are concentrating on tonight’s game. Not only is it their first ever match in the champion’s league, but Arsenal are the biggest name they have ever faced. Along with the history of the Gunners is the French connection with Arsene Wenger and a host of players such as Thierry Henry, Pires, Viera, Petit et al. .......Read the full article here
Just thirteen days ago we were dreaming about the Quadruple. A Carling Cup Final against a team who is in a relegation battle awaited us, and this was supposed to be the easy part of our trophy hunt. As we all know, things didn’t go according to plan, and Birmingham claimed the Cup in comical circumstances. Whilst this was very disappointing, we could comfort ourselves by saying “its only the Carling Cup”.
A good 5-0 win against Leyton Orient followed in the FA Cup, but this game was never going to tell us much about our players belief for the real challenges ahead. .......Read the full article here