A pointless cup tie turned into a pointless replay, all of our own making. If the manager wasn’t peeling paint off the walls after that he never will, yet it summed up perfectly the entire club’s attitude to domestic knockout.
s there anything better than a 94th minute goal? Yes — a 98th minute goal — especially one that upsets the queen mother of football managers, Roberto Martinez. It’s a MINIMUM of minutes Roberto — live with it. Course, if your players hadn’t done the equivalent of two laps of the pitch when they thought they’d scored the winner, things could have been so different.
Two games in, and Arsenal’s Champions League campaign is already in complete disarray following a hopelessly inept display that left Arsene Wenger’s side still looking for their first point in the competition and their prospects of reaching the knockout stages hinging on the outcome of the looming, back to back fixtures with Bayern Munich.