Monday, February 20, 2012

England: Arsenal in Crisis

Arsene Wenger this weekend used logic as a guard. Sadly, the science of reasoning in football has been extinct for decades, if indeed it ever existed. Even Andre Villas-Boas' continued impersonation of an amalgamation of British sitcom characters, Gordon Brittas and Frank Spencer, could not completely bury Arsenal's manager in the weekend news agenda following the FA Cup capitulation at Sunderland. It was the conclusion of the week from hell for Wenger. The humiliation at AC Milan in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League was followed by confirmation Per Mertesacker had undergone ankle surgery. Events at the Stadium of Light were then given the additional bleakness of a burgeoning injury list now containing Aaron Ramsey, Sebastian Squillaci and Francis Coquelin.

Michael Cox: What are Arsenal good at?
Jim White: Troubles deepen for Arsenal's soft touches
Nigel Winterburn: Players let Wenger down
Jeremy Wilson: Five Points For Arsenal Board To Consider
Jonathan Wilson: Decline due to idealism or fundamentalism?

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