Originally posted on Soccerlens  |  Last updated 8/19/13
Wenger damage may already be terminal for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Saturday afternoon at the Emirates there was a strange atmosphere as Arsenal walked out for their opening fixture of the 2013/14 Premier League season against Aston Villa. There was an air of apprehension; an uneasiness had swept the viewing 55,000 thousand home fans in North London. Yet, this was not an alien feeling. It was all too familiar for many. When Olivier Giroud opened the scoring at five minutes past three on Saturday, there was no immediate sign of the turmoil that was to unravel come five o’ clock. Then as Wojiech Szczesny brought down Gabby Agbonlahor for the equalizing penalty for Villa – despite Szczesny saving his initial attempt – and Anthony Taylor controversially awarding Villa their second penalty,(converted by Christian Benteke) when Villa new boy Antonio Luna found the stationery Gunners defence exposed, by galloping forward from left-back to slide foot past the hapless Pol...
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