Arsene Wenger must have some hold over the English press for the amount of paper coverage they receive. Manchester United who overcame a stubborn Lyon side might as well have not bothered to turn up to the press conference at all, as the ‘I love Wenger’ fan club was running riot in the streets of Milan. Sure Milan are a established club. Sure winning a last 16 tie and going through to the quarter finals is an achievement. But this is not a Milan side of past glories. Long gone are the days of Arrigo Sacchi achievements. Long gone are the days of Savicevic, Van Basten and Ruud Gullit. Lastly, long gone are the days of a Milan defense thats age totals 457 years old.
Ancelotti has been criticised for not planning ahead and rightfully so, look at where they are in Serie a! They’re in danger of not even getting a Champions League spot. But hold the back page, get out the medals, Arsenal are coming home. I’m surprised they haven’t set up a welcoming parade for their heroics in Milan.
There were two English teams playing yesterday in Europe and to be honest that Lyon side would have beaten that Milan side yesterday. Did Ronaldo’s 6 goals in the tournament get a mention? Nope. Did the fact that United remain unbeaten in 8 Champions league games this season get a mention? Nope. Just the media sucking up to Wenger. Fabregas now believes Arsenal can take on the world. It was this arrogance that failed to land them the treble in 2004, it was this arrogance that helped them throw away the Premiership in 2003 and it was this arrogance that will ultimately lead to another trophy less season. Although i’m sure that will be glossed over by the London media.