Arsenal (1) – (0) AS Roma
Van Persie (37′)
The Emirates Stadium, London
Most people didn’t know what to expect before watching the game last night, but I knew Arsenal would be up for this one. The performances in the league haven’t been terrible, it’s just that we can’t put the ball in the net – like against Sunderland for instance.
We wasted chance after chance.
Eboue and Bendtner were guilty of the worst misses, and throughout the game I wondered if Arsene actually practised shooting in training, because the finishing really was shocking.
No-one watching the game would have argued if we won the game 4-0. The chances were that clear cut.
And if Eduardo was available last night Roma would have been dead and buried. Apart from Van Persie, Eduardo is the only player I would be confident in scoring if presented with a half-decent chance. Everyone else just can’t shoot.
And that might really come back to haunt us if Roma nick an early goal in the second leg.
Football is a funny game, and despite our dominance you wouldn’t be surprised if they still managed to get through. And quite frankly that’s criminal considering how sh*te they defended last night. Roma must have celebrated well into the night after last night’s game – for them to still be well in the tie beggars belief.
At least we kept another clean sheet.