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Arsenal balls: soft and weak Gunners embarrass tabloids

by | 16th, March 2016

arsenal soft daily mirror “Arsenal are soft and weak.” Not our thoughts, rather those of the Daily Mirror , although it attributes the words to Barcelona’s cocksure defender Dani Alves. But is that what he said ahead of Barcelona’s home match with Arsenal? What he said was:

When the draw was made, we knew it could have been tougher for us. That is no reflection on the quality of Arsenal. The quality of the way they play the game and the quality of some of their players is there for all to see.

“It is a reflection on their experience, character, and mental strengths. There are teams in Europe that don’t have the quality that Arsenal have, but you would rather avoid them and play Arsenal – because you know that those teams have experience and character.”

Did he calls Arsenal soft and weak? No. Did he say, as the Mirror says he did, “Arsenal lack character and mental strength” ? No. He did not.

Alves merely pointed

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