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Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere Starts Work As A Journalist In Barcelona: Photos

by | 9th, March 2011

LAST night Arsenal lost to Barcelona in the Champions League. Massimo Busacca, the man Martin Samuel calls “merciless Massimo” is the Swiss referee who sent off the Gunners’ Robin Van Persie for kicking the ball a second after the whistle had blown. And the game was up.

The talk is of argument and arbitrary decisions. But football is about facts. The score says much. But what of those other facts the media likes to pepper its reporting with?

As ever the news media is factual:

The Game:

“We were not perfect, but we have got the result. We have come through and that is what is important,” – Pep Guardiola, Press TV

“We played the perfect game” – Pep Guardiola, Irish Independent

Pass Masters

“The stats told much of the story: Barcelona completed 738 passes to Arsenal’s 199” – Henry Winter, Telegraph

“It was a game in which Barcelona completed 871 passes to Arsenal’s 288” – Matt Lawton, Daily Mail

Winter says Barcelona has 10 shots on target. Lawton counts 12.

Wojciech Szczesny’s Finger

“…ruled out for the rest of the season with ruptured tendons in a hand”… – Matt Hughes, Times

“Arsenal’s misery was compounded by injuries to Fabregas and Szczesny, who has a dislocated finger and could miss the rest of the season” – Independent

The last word is with Jack Wilshere, a spikey and engaging character doing his won match reports in 140 characters or fewer:

“Arsenal fans great as always! Sorry about the result, good luck to Barca, great team! Oh yeah and the ref was good as well….,” the English teenager wrote on his page.”

Who needs journalists?

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Arsenal's Cesc Fabrigas stands dejected as Barcelona celebrate following their goal during the UEFA Champions League, Round of 16, Second Leg match at the Nou Camp, Barcelona.



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