After their Premiership clash with relegation threatened Birmingham City at St. Andrew’s on Saturday, leaders Arsenal were left with a 2-2 draw and an broken-legged Eduardo Da Silva. Gunners manager Arsene Wenger was immediately fired up and called for the culprit Martin Taylor who inflicted the Croatian striker with the broken leg to be banned for life.
That was of course said in the spontaneity of the moment and the Gunners boss has now decided to calm down and says:
It was a highly emotional afternoon and we were all shocked by the injury to Eduardo. On reflection, I feel that my comments about Martin Taylor were excessive. I said what I did immediately after the game in the heat of the moment.
Da Silva is expected to miss the rest of the season and that leaves Arsenal without a striker. Arsenal’s lead at the top of the table is now trimmed to 3 points and the Gunners simply cannot opt to drop more points and let that 3-point adavantage be wiped away by second placed Manchester United.