Turkish test passed with flying colours

Fenerbache-v-Arsenal-2203408What a game! What a great team performance! Take a bow every single Arsenal player, for a matured and clinical European performance. This Arsenal team when they click, work hard for each other. Every single player posted a man-of-the-match performance. I will refuse to single out anyone, as this will negate a truly fantastic team performance. Even though they lack a superstar, they make up for it, with sheer effort. I had my fears even though I backed them to get a result today, but never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined a 3-nil score. Such was the level of faith. This was just what the doctor ordered.

This is of course is THE ARSENAL. Conquerors of Bayern Munich. That Bavarian performance came in a similarly difficult times for the club. The result propelled us to a 4th place finish in an unbeaten run we put together. One only hopes this has a similar effect on the fortunes of the team. We needed something positive to lift the dark clouds of transfer inactivity. Arsenal have grown as a team in the Champions League over the years. These kind of matches require patience and a type of performance they have now mastered.

If only this team would get the additions its players, fans and even critics are calling for, to add the final piece of the jigsaw. The basis of a very good team is there for all to see. Well everyone except the one that calls the shots. I am hoping against hope that we get some ‘top quality’ in the 10 days left.

Our season started yesterday. Let’s savour the sweet taste of victory. I hope the team keeps this level of performance up for as long as their legs can carry them. I have always said rightly or wrongly, that when Arsenal play well, to the best of their collective abilities and with this will to win, we can beat anyone and we have. We just need to do it more often. Kudos to the wily old fox Mr. Wenger. I join others in praying that this does not make you forget to buy.

Adeyemi Adesanya
Sports Business Consultant and Football Intermediary; Risk Management & Due Diligence Consultant; Freelance Football writer & Pundit on Radio & TV and Man.Utd Fan

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