Arsenal went down 2-1 to Benfica in our final pre-season game. I feel this pre-season has been more about the drama off the field with the speculation surrounding Fabregas and Nasri and not a lot of focus as been on the field which is worrying. Obviously the constant news about the club on the backpages of newspapers has some kind of effect on the players.
On Saturday, Asrenal started well in Portugal taking the lead through Van Persie who later on left the field due to injury. We let the lead slip as we went down 2-1.
I still feel we need to bring in another defender so we can stop letting in all these goals.
What is your take following the game against Benfica on Saturday?