Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 2/17/13
The games are coming fast and furious now as we came away from a fantastic midweek show in the Champions League into a tough set of FA Cup games that saw a big scalp collected. The story of the weekend is Arsenal , a team that is back in crisis. The Gunners are struggling just to finish fourth and qualify for a European play-in berth; they were dumped out of the League Cup by minnows Bradford, and now they must play Bayern Munich on Tuesday after this deflating loss to Blackburn in front of their home fans. The fact is, the FA Cup was Arsenal's best chance of winning a trophy this year. The distance between them and the likes of the Manchester teams and Chelsea is growing every season. I agree with Arsene Wenger that the Champions League isn't over - but it's a big ask. The malaise of this club started when they sold Robin van Persie to an arch-rival. I was talking with Sir Alex Ferguson this week and even he expressed surprise about the deal. It would have been okay to send van ...
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