After drawing Everton (@Everton) 1-1 at Goodison Park, the Gunners proceeded to concede the top spot in their Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) group by losing to Napoli (@sscnapoli) in what was arguably their worst game of the 2013/14 campaign, and followed that up with a 6-3 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City (@MCFC) – even though it could have easily ended 6-6 if not for the terrible officiating courtesy of Martin Atkinson and his assistants.
We also lost Koscielny to injury, who suffered a nasty deep cut to his knee, and Wilshere (@JackWilshere) is subject to face disciplinary action for making an obscene gesture towards the home supporters at the Etihad.
On top of that, we drew the Tottenham Hotspurs (@SpursOfficial) in the third round of the FA Cup (@FA) and, thanks to the pathetic performance against Napoli, we now face Bayern Munich (@FCBayernEN) in the Champions Final 16.
After silencing the majority of their critics with top performances this season, the Arsenal pessimists and naysayers are vocal once again, insisting that we are beginning to see the “real” AFC.
I’m not sure how one of the most consistent sides in world football always ends up with underdog status but I digress.
The lack of silverware is glaring but our start to the season is no fluke.
The quality is there and I think the squad had run out of gas over the course of this very difficult and congested slate of recent fixtures.
Nevertheless, the belief remains and I would expect the Gunners to finish out the calendar in strong fashion.
Onto the fantasy!
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Overall Points: 900
Global: 572,801 (Last week: 595,005)
Fans of Arsenal: 29,256 (Last week: 30,678)
Canada: 5,224 (Last week: 6,144)
Private League I: 7 / 17 (144 points out of 1st)
Private League II: 1 / 11 (25 points clear)
Private League III: 2 / 7 (118 points out of 1st)
Private League IV: 3 / 5 (64 points out of 1st)
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Total Points: 1942
Global: 3,387 (Last week: 2,439)
Fans of Arsenal: 800 (Last week: 595)
Private League I: 1 / 8 (176 points clear)
Private League II: 2 / 6 (7 pts out of 1st)
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I have held Suárez on a deep discount in the Yahoo! format for some time now, but in hopes of making some gains this past week with a differential pick, I foolishly swapped the armband to Rooney (@WayneRooney), who burned me for the second time in recent memory as captain.
I was born with the luck of the Irish, what else can I say?
Funnily enough, I made a slight increase in the official game while slipping slightly in Yahoo!
How did you make out in Gameweek 16???