Wenger has it all planned!
November 1, 2010
In that he decided that he would build a team, whilst up against the Russian, Spanish and Arab billions, on a shoestring, that was capable of dominating the greatest club tournament on the planet.
I am of course talking Champions League football.
Having written about my beliefs for this team in said competition in previous posts, I am forging ahead with my view of this squad being built with a large focus on winning the only major trophy to have eluded Wenger.
Quotes emanating from the boss today again back this view up, as he suggests the technical level of our squad is superior to teams on the continent.
The hustle and bustle of the EPL can upset the rhythm of our game, but the more sedate nature of the CL allows the skill level in our players to come to the fore and allow us to dominate teams with ease.
Shaktar Donestk are a very good team, but we just swatted them like flies.
I believe 2007/8 was the season this type of team first came together.
We challenged for the league until you know when.. and were undone by shocking decisions in the CL, going out to Liverpool in the Quarters.
2008/9 saw us reach the Semis and get taken out by Manure, on their way to winning in Russia… with a team including Rooney, Tevez and Ronaldo.
Last season, the best team in the world beat us.
So it takes a very good side, or very bent decision to knock us out of the CL.
Our slight weak point in both the EPL and CL in recent seasons has been a lack of a top-notch keeper and big strong, able defending… I think we have that licked this time round with the introduction of Fab1/Chezney and the additions of Koscienly and Squillaci.
The countdown to a glorious Saturday Night at Wembley next spring is well and truly on fellow Gooners.