The second post of the day? I know! I'm as shocked as anyone else! Well the previous one today was something I wanted to pen for some time. But had not got down to doing. I just seem the time is apt now. Any hoo give it a read.
We play Porto in match day 2 of the CL and this game is at Ashburton Grove. A must win game I think for us. We need to instill some belief in the team and the fans , and a win is always a good way to this. A brief round up stories from the fallout of the Hull game and stories building up to the Porto game now as I'm pressed for time.
Arsene speaks about the Hull performance here and gets it right as he does all the time-
"I believe we had the chances to win the game as you have seen. I feel the commitment was on Hull's side. They fought for 90 minutes and I believe from the start onwards we were not completely switched on to the level that you need to be to win the game."
Arsene also admits that he takes some if not all the blame for the performance on Saturday-
“I always look first at myself after defeats,” he said. “Don’t worry about that. We do that with all the staff.
“You think about the game and, if you can watch it, you watch it again.
“But there were certainly enough ingredients in the game to make me physically sick again.
“We had an opportunity to go top of the League and in that situation you have to be right in your intensity and in your concentration level. That ‘electric level’ in our head was not high enough.
“I don’t know if we can’t afford to lose again but what we delivered today was not good enough. We know that. So the important thing now is not how many games we can lose this season but preparing well for Tuesday night.”
Le Boss also speaks about changing things around for the Porto game and you can read all about it here. He also talks about Champions League focus. But hearteningly he also speaks about turning the corner defensively and mental strength.
And that's about all I have time for and about all that's doing the rounds. The game is a 1945 kickoff UK time and 0015 in India. It's live on Ten Sports in India so look out for that. A win will be just what we need.
Come on ....The Arsenal!