RMD: I’m Too Heartbroken By Arsenal’s Home Defeat To Barca

RMD: I’m Too Heartbroken By Arsenal’s Home Defeat To Barca

By Izuchukwu Okosi:

Nollywood superstar, Richard Mofe Damijo (aka, RMD) has expressed his utmost sadness at the 2-0 capitulation of Arsenal in their Round of 16 first leg meeting against champions, Barcelona, at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.

Arsene Wenger's side managed to hold Barcelona to a scoreless first half, but conceded twice in the second half with goals scored by Lionel Messi.

The result now makes it extremely difficult for the Gunners to progress to the quarter-finals stage. 

Die-hard Arsenal supporter, RMD, spoke to Completesportsnigeria.com on his thoughts on the game.

"Am I expecting Arsenal to shock Barcelona at the Camp Nou? Nahhhh," the award-winning actor who has acted in hordes of Nigerian and international movies began.

"I am too heartbroken. All the calculations went belly up. You (Barcelona) don't beat us 2-0 when we hold you for over 70 minutes. It's gone now.  

"Arsenal's defending were atrocious. It's painful we keep saying the same thing about the club every season. I mean, it is not enough to qualify for the competition, we (Arsenal) also need to make an impact."

RMD told Completesportsnigeria.com the English FA champions will find it extremely hard to squeeze out a slim win in the return leg on March 16, much more scoring three goals without conceding away.

"In Spain we just should just show up and have fun. Arsenal will not defeat Barcelona 3-0. I don't even expect a 1-0 or 1-1 in Arsenal's favour. That will not happen," the brand ambassador of a leading Nigerian telecommunications company said ruefully. 

The Gunners will now concentrate on domestic football as they look forward to Sunday's Premier League battle against Manchester Unitedon Sunday at the Old Trafford. 


  • christian okorocokoro 3 years ago

    If we are to tell our selves the truth,the present arsenal team can not beat Barcelona in such high profile competetion  ,Arsenal veteran Henry  said so before the match and it came to pass,arsenal should count them self out of the tournament ,because at camp nou, Bercelona will chop them raw. 

  • Shoyooye 3 years ago

    Whatever made Barca to score 2 goals on Arsenal’s ground could swing to make Wenger’s boys trash Messi & co 3 unreplied goals. Football is unpredictable!

  • Ogban 3 years ago

    Arsenal should just concentrate on the domestic competitions. Even then, success will depend on if they improve on their present woeful goal scoring record. Otherwise we gunners should be prepared for even more heartache in the months ahead.

  • #ArsenalAreOut… You Guys Just Focus On Your So-Called “Best League In The World”… I Don’t See Any EPL Team Progressing To The Semi’s… You All Just Sit Back And Watch Me (Barcelona) Make History AGAIN!!! – Winning The Treble “Back- To-Back”, And The Champions League

  • arsenal is already out of the competition,adeu arsenal.