Don't get me wrong, I was more than happy with a draw, but what I saw worried me. It showed that we are aiming purely for champions league qualification via 3rd or 4th place which means having to enter a round early. The teams that you can be drawn against are more than capable of causing an upset, and should we go out at that stage it could have huge financial implications for us at Emirates. We should have been going all out for the win in an attempt to claw back second place to within our grasps, and avoid what could be an unnecessary drama.
A shift in mentality has begun around Highbury, and it is not one that I am mightily pleased about.
Jens Lehmann (6) A few good saves but his horrendous kicking in the second half let him down.
Pascal Cygan (4) How they didn't take advantage of him playing I will never know! He was lucky to stay on the pith when he chopped Ronaldo while already on a booking
Sol Campbell (6) Better than Saturdays game.
Kolo Toure (6) Last minute sliding tackles and clearances saved us at times.
Lauren (6) Let Giggs past him too easily at times.
Jose Reyes (6) His early runs should have set the tone for the night.
Alexander Hleb (5) A lack of end product let some rare attacking moves down.
Gilberto (5) Back but without a bang. He conceded possession and misplaced passes.
Cesc Fabregas (6) Provided an option going forward but couldn't stand up to Fletcher, who ran the midfield.
Robert Pires (5) Didn't have the will to go past anyone, and rarely provided them with a threat.
Thierry Henry (5) He didn't get into the game and never posed an attacking threat that they couldn't deal with. Surely one run should lead to something
Dennis Bergkamp (4) Didn't get a sniff having been brought on with so little time left.
Mathieu Flamini (5) Replaced a tiring Cesc.
Emmanuel Eboue (4) Hardly touched the ball except for his goal line clearance.