AS Roma’s midfielder Julio Baptista claims Arsenal are at a disadvantage coming into their Champions League tie due to their young and inexperienced squad. Baptista, who himself had a loan spell with Arsenal during his time with Real Madrid, claims that Arsenal are the weaker side as their squad is too young. ‘The Beast’ said:
“Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t a defect, but when you’re playing at this level, the last 16 of the Champions League, a lack of international experience can give your opponents an advantage.
“Fabregas and Adebayor are two quality players and this is obviously good for Roma.For Arsenal they will be two big losses, even if Eduardo has returned. He has come back in great form and we will need to watch out for him.”
No comments! He will be proven wrong in a few weeks time! Arsenal would rather do their talking on the pitch than like Roma players who have been concentrating more on making comments about Arsenal! De Rossi had earlier quite straightforwardly said that Roma are clearly the better side among the two.