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Sorry, but I have always maintained that your league is sub-standard and now the proof is there for all to see. Only Chelsea remain in the CL, and being so low on confidence, and after a bollocking from Roman, are likely heading for the exit as well.
We could have been 6-0 had Robinho passed rather than shot after his brilliant solo run into the box, and had Pato scored in his one-on-one.
Your brand of hoof-it-and-run football has run its course and look for no further proof than only 2 teams having won this in over a decade, with both of them being flukes on penalties.
Vito, I agree with some of your sentiments. Many on here and in the English media say that Serie A is rubbish without watching it at all. There are many excellent players, especially young, in the league, and the quality is spread more evenly.
However, Milan are still a long way from their heavenly best. Robinho is painfully inconsistent. You are too reliant on Ibra (who I was delighted to see give a slap in the face to all the idiots in Britain who call him overrated for the reasons I've stated above). Antonini is rubbish - Walcott made him look good because he is even worse. You still have fundamental problems in midfield - Arsenal not pressing MVB last night made him look a lot better than he is these days. El Sharaawy is a find, and the decision to bring back Merkel was excellent (why was he let go of in the first place?!). But in short, you are about 4 players short of challenging - left back, another central defender, and two midfielders to replace the two veteran Dutchmen.
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Your title sums up arsenal`s problem - they are a one man team. Without Fabregas, Nasri and the injured Wilshere their midfield is lighweight and their defence is a joke. Upfront, they have van Persie and litte else. Oxlade-Chamberlain is an exciting talent but he`s very inexperienced and too much is beign expected of him at this stage in his career. Ramsey is a good player but he is beginning to show the strain of trying to keep arsenal`s midfield ticking over and looks very jaded. Last night was the end result of losing too many good players and replacing them with average players, some of whom like Benayoun and Arteta are past their best.
LOL!!! Stop creaming yourself because an horrendously bad Arsenal side made an above-average AC Milan side look amazing.
This is a team we demolished 8-2 earlier in the season, completely outplayed them on their own patch a few weeks ago and, as things stand, are closer to 8th place in our league than they are to 3rd.
Learn to get some perspective, "Vito". It's not often I say anything positive for Arsenal, but the team that beat Barcelona last year has the likes of Fabregas, Nasri and Wilshere in midfield. The team that made you look so good last season was barely a shadow of that team. If you think your current team could beat Barcelona, then you're dreaming.