Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has lifted the lid on all the guff about the youthful spring chickens that everyone thinks Arsenal are…Rafa pointed out that far from being inexperienced whelps, Arsenal’s spine actually has a lot of experience. Rafa said:
“I don’t agree with this. Manuel Almunia is not young, Kolo Toure is not young.
“Neither is Aleksandr Hleb and Emmanuel Adebayor is not an 18-year-old.
“Even when you look at Cesc Fabregas, he has played at the maximum level for four years.
“Arsenal played a final two years ago and have been in the knockout stages before.
“It is easy to talk about young players but they have enough experience.”
So stripped of this excuse, what will Arsene say if his boys get knocked out by Liverpool? If Wenger blames his small squad; the Frenchman is at fault because he chose not to add to it in January. With the Arsenal boss also unable to blame any defeat on his immature squad – he only recourse is a good old fashioned ref moan!