Braga vs Arsenal Preview

The UEFA Champions League returns to action in midweek, as Matchday Five gets under way with Arsenal travelling to Portugal to take on Sporting Braga. Arsenal may sit atop of Group H with nine points but Braga are close on their heels with six points. In between the two sides is Shakhtar Donetsk, tied on points with Arsenal having beaten the Gunners in their last Champions League game, making this…

November 22, 2010

Arsenal humbled by Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine

Arsenal dropped their first point in this year’s Champions League on Wednesday, 3 November, when Arsene Wenger’s team lost 2–1 away to Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk. Shakhtar, who have now gone 28 games without defeat at the Donbass Arena, saw Craig Eastmond’s own goal and former Arsenal striker Eduardo’s cool finish cancel out Theo Walcott’s early breakaway goal. “Against a good team, you are punished,” Wenger told reporters after the…

November 4, 2010