Arsene Wenger has almost failed to help the team past the Round of 16 stage, yet again.

Arsenal were demolished 5-1 by German champions Bayern Munich in the first leg of the clash on Wednesday. This sets them on the brink of a knockout from the continental tournament.

Wenger’s men would need more than a miracle to upturn such a feat when they host the German machines at the Emirates. Many have written the Gunners off. This is one of the numerous times Wenger has failed to take the team beyond this stage.

In 2011 Arsenal won the first leg of their clash with Barcelona. At the return leg at Nou Camp, Lionel Messi lifted the team to a 3-1 victory after Arsenal lost Robin van Persie controversially.

The next year AC Milan stopped Arsenal. The Serie A giants defeated Arsenal 4-0 courtesy of a brace from Brazilian playmaker Robinho, and efforts from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Kevin Boateng. At the Emirates, Arsenal won 3-0 with goals from Laurent Koscielny, Tomas Rosicky and van Persie. Continue reading “WENGER FAILS AGAIN IN THE UCL”


Newly ushered into Chelsea’s starting line-up, Cesc Fabregas wasted no time in repaying his coach for believing in him.

On Wednesday night, the Spaniard ensured The Blues’ title hopes lived on as he scored the sole goal in the encounter with David Moyes’ relegation-threatened side. The former Barca man curled in a sweet finish into the Black Cats’ wide corner from the edge of the 18-yard, taking advantage of a split-second opening in Sunderland’s back line.

This ensures Chelsea, who are now 6 points clear off second place Liverpool, will remain at the summit through Christmas – a position six of the seven past EPL champions occupied during the festive period. Making a bigger claim for The Blues is the stat that reads; they have gone on to win the league title on each of the four previous occasions (2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-10 and 2014-15) they were top during December.

Pickford’s heroics actually aided Sunderland in making sure the margin wasn’t bigger. David Moyes set up his side in two banks of four to soak up pressure from the Londoners’ ever persistent attack force while hoping to hit them on the break. Continue reading “FABREGAS KEEPS CHELSEA’S LIGHT SHINING”