Sunday, April 3, 2011

Winning Championships and the Management Factor: Arsenal 0-0 Blackburn

By Bagga Wilks

Arsenal has been trailing Manchester United for the title and was playing the low-placed team, Blackburn Rovers. Arsenal was virtually at full strength as Walcott and Song were back and Fabregas was available on the bench. The score was 0-0 at half time.

When the Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, made changes, he brought in Fabregas, Chamakh and Bendthner. None of these changes made any difference to the outcome. Arsenal dominated possession, looked elegant but failed to net. They were lucky not to give up a goal and the match ended in a scoreless draw. But the game revealed Arsenal’s strength, the weaknesses in the squad, and Wenger’s limitation as a manager.

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