The Arsenal football club has accomplished a lot of things over its 128-year history. From victories in virtually every English cup to an overall consistency that is nearly unmatched in the sport of soccer, the Gunners are easily one of the best football teams in Europe. Surprisingly, they’ve never won a title in the UEFA Champions League tournament—at least not yet. Could this be the year? That’s the question soccer fans are asking as they stock up on Arsenal football kits for the 2014 – 2015 season.
No one can predict the future, and the answer to that question won’t be determined for weeks or months yet. However, at Soccer Box we can offer fans the football kits they need to cheer for the Gunners this year. For instance, we’ve got typical home kits and away kits, set to be worn by players in this year’s Premier League matches. We also have items like the Arsenal cup shirt 2014 – 2015, a striking blue shirt that will be worn for FA Cup and Champions League matches throughout the next year.
The 2013 – 2014 Champions League
In order to speculate about where Arsenal will end up in the 2014 – 2015 UCL, we have to first look back at the soccer team’s performance from the 2013 – 2014 version of the tournament.
Last fall, the squad was drawn into Group F for the early stages of the cup. The group, which also included Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, and Marseille, ended up being a fiercely competitive one. Three of the four teams—Borussia, Napoli, and Arsenal—ended up with the same group stage record: four wins, zero draws, and two losses. It came down to goal difference to decide which of the two got to advance, leaving Dortmund and Arsenal as the clubs qualifying for the knockout phase of the cup.
Arsenal was ultimately knocked out of the cup in the round of 16. Playing two legs against Bayern Munich, the Gunners lost one match 2-1 and drew the other one 1-1. That left Bayern in the lead and eliminated the wearers of the Arsenal football kits from the tournament.
The 2014 – 2015 UCL
This fall, fans have purchased the Arsenal cup shirt 2014 – 2015 and are hoping for a stronger outcome. And right now, it’s “so far, so good” for the Gunners. Drawn into Group D, alongside Dortmund (again), Anderlecht, and Galatasaray, the football squad is currently looking well positioned for another run in the knockout phase.
With four out of six matches played, the club is in second place in the group, behind Borussia. Borussia Dortmund have won all four of their matches. Arsenal, meanwhile, has a current cup record of two wins, one draw, and one loss.
The one loss, of course, came against Dortmund. The game was an away fixture, and it ended in a score of 2-0. Needless to say, it was a disappointing outcome for the fans and players wearing the Arsenal football kits.
Other than that, though, the Gunners have looked mostly strong in the 2014 – 2015 UCL so far. A 4-1 home win against Galatasaray was particularly satisfying for fans. The game, which featured a hat trick from forward Danny Welbeck, was one of the best of the year for the Gunners.
Things went equally well when players donned the Arsenal cup shirt 2014 – 2015 for an away match at Anderlecht. The home team took a 1-0 lead at the 71-minute mark, and for a moment, it looked like Anderlecht had the victory on lockdown. However, a last-minute scoring shuffle by defender Kieran Gibbs and forward Lukas Podolski gave Arsenal a 2-1 lead and the win.
A draw against Anderlecht at home slowed the Gunners’ momentum. However, aside from Dortmund, Arsenal is the only soccer squad in Group D with any wins. In other words, short of some disastrous event, the football team is a shoe-in for the 2014 – 2015 Champions League knockout phases!
Do you think Arsenal has what it takes this season to win the most prestigious cup event in Europe? Or will they need to wait for another year to win the title? Either way, you can show your support for the soccer squad by picking up new gear at Soccer Box. Whether you are looking for standard Arsenal football kits or special 2014 – 2015 cup shirt items, we’ve got you covered! Just make sure to use the coupon code “BLOG5” to save 5% on your order!