Arsenal: Barca-Heavy Is the World's Sexiest and Greatest Club

Manuel TraqueteSenior Analyst IFebruary 16, 2011

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16:  Robin van Persie of Arsenal celebrates Arsenal's first goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Arsenal and Barcelona at the Emirates Stadium on February 16, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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I lost The Bet, so I must do as I promised.


Arsenal proved today once again that they are the greatest club with a comprehensive 2-1 win at the Emirates against Barcelona.

But it should have been much, much more. Even 10-0 wouldn't have made justice to Arsenal's sheer dominance.

Since 1886, Arsenal have been a benchmark for sporting and footballing excellence and have been spreading their class both in England and throughout Europe.

Other clubs can only dream of emulating Arsenal's greatness.

Wenger is hands down the best manager in the history of the game. If there is a God of football, it's Arsène Wenger—the man whose vision created the greatest club in the world.

Not only was the mentor to the three greatest players in football history—Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira—but he also built the Emirates Stadium and the Arsenal academy all by himself. 

His achievements will never, ever be repeated and, thanks to him, Arsenal will remain the greatest club on the planet for centuries to come!

One can only admire and envy Arsène Wenger's unparalleled genius and vision. Shaking hands with Arsène Wenger after the match was described by Pep Guardiola as "the greatest moment of his life," while the city of Barcelona can't wait to once again host the great man and his disciples.

Hotels are lining up bids to host Arsenal during their stay in Catalonia, no one wants to miss the opportunity to host the greatest team ever.


Menos Que Un Club: Barcelona is just Arsenal lite 

Then we have Arsenal lite.

To some extent, Barcelona are like every other club out there: Their only goal is to emulate Arsenal.

In their attempt to copy Arsenal and Wenger, Barcelona built their own football academy and tried to copy Arsenal's majestic style of play, but they utterly failed. Not only is Barcelona's history not a match to Arsenal's, but their youth products don't have 1/10 of the talent. Messi, Xavi, Iniesta and Puyol are all average (at best) players who aren't even good enough for Arsenal's reserve team.

They can only dream of one day reaching Wilshere's level. Jack Wilshere is like Jesus Christ, only with a football on his feet.

Barcelona's pathetic attempt to emulate Arsenal was fully exposed today, as they were utterly dominated by the undoubtedly superior Gunners. There's a second leg at Camp Nou, but why bother? The gulf in class between these two teams is so huge that actually playing the match is useless as we all know the outcome.

It'll just be an opportunity for Arsenal to further humiliate the Catalan wannabes. The two clubs are just worlds apart.

Barcelona will only be match for Arsenal the day Justin Bieber hits puberty—that day will never come.

All hail Arsenal and Arsène Wenger. Barcelona sucks and will always be in Arsenal's shadow!