Yeah thought so, I still get angry and sad when I think about that game.
Semi final in the CL, at home in the 2nd leg with only a 1-0 defeat away in the 1st leg against Man U. Back then I was still an actual optimistic supporter so I shared the feeling of real hope with virtually every other Arsenal fans that we had very good chance of knocking out Man U in the 2md leg and reach the CL final.
The hype in the build up to that game was unreal
and the atmosphere in the stadium was electric in the beginning and looked so good with everyone waving the Arsenal flags. 8 mins later I saw Gibbs slip Park coming in to make it 2-0 in agg and now they had an away goal too. Still being being optmistic I said to my friends that we can still turn this around as we still had 80+ mins left.
But then 3 minutes later we concede a freekick half way inside our own half but it ws still very far away for it be seriously dangerous, especially for direct freekick. Boy was I wrong. Ronaldo dared to test Almunia from that far out and his gamble paid off. (I was so angry with Almunia for being so s.hit that I never forgave him after that game, though in hindsight the fault lies with Wenger for having a poor GK like Almunia as our no.1)
11 minutes into the second leg and Man U had increased the lead to 3-0, game over, especially with two away goals. All that hype for nothing and we got embarrased by Man U thrashing us 3-1, at home, in a CL semi.
That was the beginning of the end of us actually being competitive in the CL.