Like Samson without his hair, Auba had spent months toiling alone up front or on the left in a team, powerless to affect games and unable to do anything with the scraps he was given.
Look, it could be worse - at least our players all returned from holiday when instructed.
In the end, it turned out to be one of Arsenal's best performances of the season. No ifs, no buts, they were excellent from start to finish and were full value for the win.
In the end, things just didn't work out for Unai and his team in London - perhaps we were a little harsher on him than he deserved
If last night's defeat was a price we had to pay to learn a lesson for good and all, it will be one worth paying.
Another week on the bench or in the stands for Saka? It might just be worth it!
It turns out I was wrong, Arsenal could afford to make mistakes and still make it through last night's crunch second-leg clash against Benfica last night.
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