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Quick Hits – 2

Posted in Ancelotti, Brees, Favre, Kaymer, Kirilenko, Leonardo, Manning, Murray, Ronaldinho, Sanchez, Weld, Wenger on January 24, 2010 by Ronan O'Keeffe
  1. Got it wrong v Stoke

    After Arsenal’s defeat at Stoke today in the FA Cup 4th Round it looks as if its Chelsea’s trophy to lose again this year, with the Blues being the only member of the so-called Big Four left in the competition. The holders dispatched Preston with ease on Saturday and the absence of Didier Drogba and Michael Essien has not slowed Carlo Ancelotti’s men in their tracks. Arsenal fans will be wondering why Arsene Wenger saw fit to field a second string side in a game that was very winnable if he’d gone with his first eleven, and in a competition that gave the Gunners a reasonable shot at success. With their next four league games coming against Aston Villa, Man United, Chelsea and Liverpool Wenger obviously took the long view. He’s clearly prioritised league success, but with United and Liverpool already gone this seasons FA Cup is an easier shot than usual and its Carlo Ancelotti, rather than the man in charge at the Emirates, who’s wised up to that fact. Continue reading