Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Wiltord, the forgotten man
As Wiltord and his Lyon teammates played PSV to a 1-1 draw in the champions' league does Wenger and the rest of the Arsenal brass scratch their heads wondering why they allowed this player to leave for nothing? Wiltord has been the forgotten man in football, but whenever he plays for the French national team or his club team he produces. He scored 6 goals during the European Cup qualifiers (tied with Trezeguet and Henry), he has tallied 5 goals during the Champions League already, he scored some big goals for France (Euro 2000 tying goal in injury time versus Italy), scoring big goals for Arsenal (in 2001 against Man United to seal the Premiership), tallying double digit goals for Arsenal. Yet he was outcasted as a disposable asset by Arsenal...yet he has shown with Lyon and with France this year that he still has plenty left in the tank. Maybe with his goal scoring ability and his general talent, Arsenal would be fighting for first place and not second place this season.