Do Arsenal fans secretly want to be knocked out of the Champions League by Milan?

Ollie Irish

20th, February 2008

79833892.jpgI noted with interest that Arseblogger doesn’t seem massively bothered about tonight’s Arsenal vs Milan game. He writes: ‘Personally I’m a bit indifferent about the CL this season, it would be nice for the lads to have a good run, but I’ve got all eyes (yes, I said “all”) on the league title this season.’
I understand this attitude – would Arsenal fans endure a big defeat by Milan if it then guaranteed that they would go on to win the Premier League this season? Of course they would. Better that than to lose a CL semi final and finish second to Man Utd in the Prem, having blown a five-point lead.
It’s my belief that for Arsenal to win the Prem, they need to keep their best players fit. Their squad is not as strong as Man Utd’s – they can’t afford to rest players for league games because they have a Champions League semi final coming up, for example. A defeat to Milan would, perversely, be the worst result for Man Utd’s hopes of winning both the Premier League, and the best for the Gunners. Don’t you agree?
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