UK time is: 12:54:48
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

We Draw AC Milan In Proper European Competition

The Champions League draw today had a certain inevitability about it. Indeed only last night Tim Stillman tweeted his prediction that unfortunately came to pass.

Forgetting the fact that these draws are completely at random, it seemed as though every man, woman, child and K9 knew it would be AC Milan. When looking at all the other possibilities it just didn`t feel like we were going to draw them.

It`s going to be a tough tie, it really is, but historically we`ve done well in Italy and against AC Milan. We travel well to that part of the world and perform well at home against the Italians (3-1 spanking at home against Inter put to one side).

So it`s going to be another exiting tie in the Champions League, and whilst it could have been better it certainly could have been worse.

"How?" I hear you cry "They were probably the hardest team we could have drawn!"

Well we could be playing some tiny Ukrainian team on Channel 5 on a Thursday night, or worse still, not involved in Europe at all.

So it`s not all bad is it?




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 16 2011

Time: 3:57PM

Your Comments

Tough team...But hey who wants to play Basel and go out. ;)
Sajit
Tough team; it would be a battle of attrition, which we should egde. I agree, it could be worse :-)
Naijagunner
Hmm, yet another tough draw for us.
Sir Henry
I think the first goal in the away leg will be crucial. Although they're a significantly better attacking side than when we last played them, I believe we're also a significantly better defensive side, although our ball retention capabilities have been somewhat reduced. If we can get ourselves in front, I'd back us to hold shape and hit Milan at pace on the counter. I just hope we can find a bit more creativity in the final third ourselves, because our goalscoring potential when the game isn't so stretched is looking very limited at the moment.
ArsenalRob
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Arsenal Articles

Sunderland v Arsenal Match Preview (Friday October 24 2014)

A Busted Flush (Thursday October 23 2014)

Isn't It The Sign Of A Great Team? (Thursday October 23 2014)

Team News: Anderlecht vs Arsenal (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Anderlecht v Arsenal Match Preview (Tuesday October 21 2014)

The State Of Play (Sunday October 19 2014)

Arsenal v Hull City Match Preview (Friday October 17 2014)

Archived Arsenal Articles

List All Vital Arsenal Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Amos. 63
2. Naijagunner 49
3. Galway Gooner 42
4. paul_ownz 39
5. Guyfox 28
6. Joe_@** 22
7. shewore 20
8. Rocky7 12
9. Nwankwo25 11
10. damiano_tommassi 10

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Arsenal 2 - 2 Hull City
Chelsea 2 - 0 Arsenal
Arsenal 1 - 1 Spurs
Aston Villa 0 - 3 Arsenal
Arsenal 2 - 2 Man City
Leicester City 1 - 1 Arsenal

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. West Ham 8 4 1 3 4 13
5. Liverpool 8 4 1 3 1 13
6. Man Utd 8 3 3 2 3 12
7. Arsenal 8 2 5 1 2 11
8. Swansea 8 3 2 3 1 11
9. Spurs 8 3 2 3 -1 11
10. Stoke 8 3 2 3 -1 11

Breaking League News

Burnley V Everton Match Preview
Everton : 25/10/2014 12:40:00
Weekly Rumour Mill-A Couple of Links!
Burnley : 25/10/2014 10:16:00
Carrick on Comeback Trail
Man Utd : 25/10/2014 09:40:00
Is Garay The Man?
Man Utd : 25/10/2014 09:36:00
The Question-Ings!
Burnley : 25/10/2014 09:34:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who is most likely to end as top scorer this season?
Suggested By:  
Campbell 6%
Giroud 1%
Podolski 2%
Ramsey 2%
Sanchez 33%
Sanogo 2%
Walcott 5%
Welbeck 49%