Arsenal came flying out of the tunnel like a team with a point to prove and a competition to win on Thursday night.
Defensively, however, they were a liability as we’ve seen so often over the last load of years. But wasn’t that always the deal with Arsene Wenger? We accept the defensive flaws because the team wowed us so much at the other end.
We haven’t had that for a long time and, against CSKA on Thursday night, we got a 90-minute reminder of why we gave Arsene so long for so little in return.
It was a display we know they are capable of producing but see far too rarely. It finished 5-1 but in reality it should have been at least double that.
So how did the players do individually?
Next, defence, midfield, forwards and subs…