Arsene Wenger’s inaccurate Lionel Messi prediction after “PlayStation” humiliates Arsenal

To be truthful to Arsene Wenger, he was most likely in a state of shock.

Lione Messi had simply plundered 4 objectives towards Arsenal within the quarter-finals of the Champions League to show what had been a scary deficit for all of three minutes into an excellent Barcelona victory.

After a 2-2 draw within the first leg on the Emirates Stadium, the Gunners had the temerity to take the lead on the Nou Camp when Nicklas Bendtner scrambled residence to open the scoring after 18 minutes.

But by half-time Messi had scored a hat-trick and the tie was over.

A drive after a Mikael Silvestre error, a cool end from a Pedro cross after which a superb lob over Manuel Almunia had accomplished that treble, with the fourth added simply two minutes from the tip of full-time to put a cherry neatly on prime of the cake.

Messi celebrates placing Arsenal to the sword

“We lost against a team better than us with the best player in world,” admitted Wenger at full-time.

He made the unimaginable potential. He has one thing distinctive. He is unstoppable.

“He is the best player in the world by some distance. He’s (like) a PlayStation. He can take advantage of every mistake we make.

“He has six or seven years in entrance of him, touchwood that nothing occurs to him, and he can attain unbelievable ranges.

“Once he’s on a run with the ball he’s unstoppable, the only player who can change direction at such pace and be a threat.”

Only six or seven, Arsene?

As we sit right here 11 years later that has confirmed to be a really conservative prediction from the then Gunners boss, with that ‘PlayStation’ nonetheless turning out excellent video games week and after week.

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