There will be no blog tonight I'm afraid as Arsenal were playing Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League and I decided that I would go and watch the game at the pub! A satisfactory 2-0 win with two goals from in-form striker Robin van Persie has seen us progress from the group stages (as group winners!) with a game to spare. Another bonus from tonight was seeing Chelsea lose in injury time at Leverkusen so they need to beat Valencia at Stamford Bridge to progress to the last 16. That could be a struggle and with Valencia winning 7-0 tonight, it won't be an easy game for Chelsea.
Aldershot won 2-0 yesterday against Maidenhead in their FA Cup First Round replay, so we now face a trip to Sheffield Wednesday in Round Two a week on Saturday. This will be a fantastic game for the club and considering we have already beaten three teams from higher divisions in the League Cup already this season, we will certainly have no fears about playing at Hillsborough!