August 2016, and I was sitting next to an Italian chum in a restaurant in Northern Italy. Chum, born Italian and Juventus, has for the past fifteen years lived in North London and become Arsenal as well. The company was good and the conversation flowed merrily.
I ask him about Juve’s recent €90M acquisition of Higuain, and he responds quickly and very matter of factly “the loss in the final of 2015 to Barca hurt them badly. They have bought Higuain purely to try and win the Champions League”.
Here we are, and tonight they face Real Madrid going for their incredible 12th victory as Champions of Europe. Juve go for their 3rd.
I’m very much behind Juve, but of course, look forward to a high scoring entertaining finale to the season.
Hopefully an expert or two will join me on the AA sofa tonight and point out a few potential Arsenal targets.
I will be eating pizza.
written by MickyDidit