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Can Arsenal players prove Wenger right about quality and win Emirates Cup?

Today sees the second day of this year’s Emirates Cup tournament hosted by Arsenal in where else but the Emirates Stadium. Yesterday was the first day the club had played a pre-season friendly at home in London for this upcoming campaign, yet we weren’t to reach the same heights as we had out on in Asia where we scored a fantastic 19 goals and conceded just 3.

Well in yesterday’s game it ended 2-2 between Napoli and Arsenal and to be perfectly honest it was a very poor performance from all the players excluding Giroud, Koscielny and Rosicky, in my opinion anyway. But with that behind us, we now face Galatasaray today in another tough game.

Wenger relieved Drogba isn’t playing against Arsenal today

Arsene Wenger has come out stating that he is relieved Drogba is no longer part of the Chelsea squad but also believes that without Michael Essien and with Frank Lampard playing a deeper role, Chelsea are not as robust. Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar have brought flair rather than muscle to Stamford Bridge.

“When you think about them, they had Florent Malouda, Essien, Lampard, physically, contact-wise they were a very impressive side with Drogba on top of that,” he said.