Photos: FC Twente 0-2 Arsenal, Champions League qualifier

Ollie Irish

14th, August 2008

Arsenal flatter to deceive, Steve McClaren stays a loser
On the face of it, this is a very solid result for Arsenal. But in truth they were second-best to Twente for long periods of this scrappy game – 1-1 would have been a more realistic scoreline. Goals by Billy Gallas and Emmanuel Adeboyor did the business for Arsene Wenger, but the Gunners’ manager must be concerned by the manner of the win.
In Wenger’s defence, he was missing nine players, including Cesc Fabregas, but there is a lightweight look to the 08/09 squad, especially when compared with the other big three Prem clubs.
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