Arsenal were handed a tough draw today in the Champions League as we have to play Italian side Udinese. On paper it may look like any easy tie but it could get tricky for The Gunners.
Firstly, the first leg is at the Emirates and we have to travel away in the second leg. It is always better to have to second leg at home in my opinion so atleast you know exactly what kind of a result you need. We have to make sure we do not concede a goal in the first leg and give them an away goal advantage. And with the way our defence is looking right now, I will not put it past Udinese to grab a goal.
The second reason this tie will be tricky is because we will be without Nasri, Van Persie and Wenger for the game. Nasri and Wenger were banned for one match by UEFA after having a go at the referee after the Barcelona game last season. Whilst Van Persie is banned for picking up a red card last season in that tie.
And to top it off, who knows if Fabregas will still be an Arsenal player by then or if he would even want to play and risk being cup tied for the rest of the Champions League and thus spoil his dream move to Barcelona.