Top Gunners suffer defeat in Greece

Date published: Wednesday 9th December 2009 9:50

With safe passage to the last 16 already secured, Wenger chose to rest most of his first-team regulars – with 18-year-old left-back Cruise handed a debut and reserve captain Kyle Bartley playing alongside Mikael Silvestre in central defence.

Indeed, but for some better finishing from Theo Walcott – fit again following a hamstring problem – and the wasteful Mexican Carlos Vela, Arsenal’s youngsters would have taken a deserved result from the game.

The impressive Aaron Ramsey also had a late effort cleared off the line but Arsenal’s fate was sealed in the 47th minute when Leonardo latched onto a loose ball and dashed into the left side of the area before slotting through Lukasz Fabianski’s legs.

Related Articles

HAVE YOUR SAY IN OUR FORUM

Comments

Top Gunners suffer defeat in Greece

Date published: Wednesday 9th December 2009 9:50

With safe passage to the last 16 already secured, Wenger chose to rest most of his first-team regulars – with 18-year-old left-back Cruise handed a debut and reserve captain Kyle Bartley playing alongside Mikael Silvestre in central defence.

Indeed, but for some better finishing from Theo Walcott – fit again following a hamstring problem – and the wasteful Mexican Carlos Vela, Arsenal’s youngsters would have taken a deserved result from the game.

The impressive Aaron Ramsey also had a late effort cleared off the line but Arsenal’s fate was sealed in the 47th minute when Leonardo latched onto a loose ball and dashed into the left side of the area before slotting through Lukasz Fabianski’s legs.

Related Articles

HAVE YOUR SAY IN OUR FORUM

Comments