Comments on: Messi outshines Walcott (and everyone else on the planet) World Soccer views and news Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:27:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bobster Wed, 07 Apr 2010 10:21:47 +0000 In response to the meeja whitewash about the youthful Arsenal side again last night, here are some facts. Average age of starting line ups: Barcelona 26.7 yrs and Arsenal 25.8 yrs (it was similar in the first leg too). The two oldest players on the pitch at the start were in Arsenal shirts and the youngest was Bojan from Barca. It’s not about the Arsenal players “youth”, it’s about the fact that their team is full of identikit players and when they come up against a good side, they have nothing in the locker to change their game. This has been the case for a few seasons now and Arsenal fans I know, are very critical of Wenger’s delusion that it can work. It’s nearly 5 years since they won a trophy now!