Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Arsenal - Nothing Left to Lose
What else is there now that Fabregas is gone?
Such a cruel twist of irony - just a day after the Champions League pairing of Arsenal vs Roma (Danny's team) is announced we both lose our captains to injury.
Reports have Roma's talisman, Francesco Totti, out for two months.
Fabregas could be done for the season.
The only bright spot to emerge from all of this is that we put in one of the most fearless performances I've seen in a long time against lucky Liverpool.
I loved the ball from Nasri and Van Persie's battle to fire home a goal from a crazy angle.
Even without Cesc, and after Adebayor got tossed (who says Liverpool isn't lucky?) - I found myself believing not only that we wouldn't lose but I even considered for a moment that we might even win.
We didn't, obviously, but Liverpool were exposed as the weaker side, only managing a draw with an extra man on the pitch.
The team and the fans finally stood together and we played our hearts out.
This wasn't the desperate Arsenal we've seen so many times this season in the last minutes of the match, this was a dangerous Arsenal.
Let's keep it up against a Villa side who's got some injuries of their own.
We're not going to win the league.
But we can play for respect.