So Arsenal managed to get through this qualifying tie 5-0 on aggregate and 3-0 on thie night. Arsenal started attacking from the word go, at least for the first 7 mins when Walcott's low cross found Rosicky who cracked in the finish from about 10 yards. After that Arsenal took their foot of the pedal a bit and were just strolling casually through the game. Sparta had few chances and the arsenal defence was generally very good.
Then Wenger who looked to be frustrated from Arsenals continued casual play introduced Denilson, Fabregas and Adebayor and the whole pace of the game changed after that as Arsenal change their tempo. A cheeky bit of skill from Eduardo on the edge of the box led to him beating the defender and cutting it back for Cesc who was wearing a black armband in tribute of U21 teammate and friend Puerta, to hammer home from right in the 18 yard box. Then a good passing move right in the end led to Denilsons cross being finished by Eduardo like a true 'fox in the box' for his first ever goal for the club.
So a good win all in all and it was strage but very pleasing to see Arsenal finish off the few clear cut chances that we created! In other Arsenal news today the CL draw was made and Arsenal have ended up in a group with decent opposition but Arsenal should really go through.
Arsenal Stea Bucharest Sevilla /AEK Athens (2-0 on agg) Slavia Prague.
I look forward to the games against Sevilla, who've won the UEFA for the last 2 seasons in a row.
Antonio Puerta: Rest In Peace. Our thoughts are with your family. Such a talented player who was only 22 and had a potentially glittering career and a whole life infront of him. Life is F'd up.
Arsenal play tonight, waste of time tbh. We've already won the away leg so I expect us to cruise. My prediction 2-0.
Bit surpirsed Wenger let Adriano go, I know he ain't as good a player he used to be but he still has immense talent and the physical prowess which we sometimes so lack. Saying that I think there is no chance he'll go to somewhere like West Ham or the Spuds, City may be a possibility.