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Re: This team
Posted by: Shane88
Date: 22/10/2019 15:47
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CazOnARola
He did maximize the spending upto 2011 though. We would not be good enough to beat the big teams, but we would beat the teams in the lower half.

The opposite is true. We did beat the big teams. During the first year at the Emirates, we did the double over United, beat Liverpool 3-0 at home and drew home and away against Chelsea. That was the big four at the time, but we also lost to Fulham, Bolton, West Ham and Sheffield United.

The following season, 2007-08, we lost three times all season, and two of those defeats were in the last two months. And we knocked AC Milan, the holders, out of the Champions League. Kaka, Inzaghi, Nesta, Pirlo and Gattuso played in that tie, undone by Fabregas, Adebayor, Walcott, Flamini and Senderos.

Frankly, I don't care what challenges face Emery, Raul and Edu. The reality is that this period is nowhere near as challenging for Arsenal as it was for Wenger after we left Highbury and had to replace The Invincibles with a fraction of what our rivals were spending at the time.

If he had won the Premier League title in 2008, it would've been blown the 49-game run out of the water entirely as far as achievement goes, and he was only four points away from doing it. He might've even done it if not for the Eduardo injury.

The bloke was a different breed.

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