Last season Blackburn were thrashed 6-2 by Arsenal at the Emirates last season and this time around Blackburn manager Mark Hughes is keen to avoid the same scoreline. Hughes’s team is chasing a UEFA Cup spot this season and a heavy defeat could dent their hopes as well as their confidence.
Hughes is reported to say:
It will be a big test coming up against Arsenal as they are one of the top teams, not only in England but in Europe as well. Last season people will look at the scoreline and think it was a little bit of a walkover, but that doesn’t really tell the whole story. With 10 minutes to go we were very much in the game and pushing for an equaliser, but then got hit very quickly on the break.
Arsenal host Blackburn at home on Monday night. In all likehood, the Gunners will win the match but do not put too much of your money on a sixer. Arsenal are saddled with injury crisis at the back these days.