Posted on April 26, 2017 by ADMIN

Arsenal constantly defy expectations so is FA cup coming home?

I have to be honest, Arsenal fans, and admit that I really did not expect Arsenal to beat Man City and make it to the FA cup final. In fact I could go further and say that I am fairly in the dark about what to expect from my team on a game by game basis, except perhaps to expect the unexpected.

It has been a similar story for years but this season we seem to have perfected the art of confounding the general consensus and the bookies, by losing games that the football world see as a banker win for Arsenal and then winning games which no one gave Arsene Wenger and the lads a snowball’s chance in hell of coming out on top in.

So while this may not be good news for some of the games left to play in the Premier League, such as Sunderland, it could be useful for others like the north London derby away to Tottenham. It could be even better news for the Gooners when we turn up at Wembley to face the clear FA cup favourites Chelsea on May 27th.

Not many will expect Arsenal to come out on top that day, but does that only increase the chances of the FA cup trophy coming back home with Arsenal?

Bob.

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12 thoughts on “Arsenal constantly defy expectations so is FA cup coming home?

  1. Goonerboy

    How many games have we won against teams people expect us to lose??? I will say Chelsea at the Emirates and City recently…
    All others, we have performed woefully, Everton,City away, watford, Chelsea away,Westbrom etc….

    But if we win the FA by defeating Chelsea, then your point may be a little valid…
    It will be interesting to defeat Chelsea in the final as it will make the trophy even bigger and we would have had a proper final as against playing Hull city…

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  2. Break-on-through

    Arsenal have made a move to sign VV Dijk, according to telegraph. 50M pounds or $64m, E58M. This would be the equivalent of signing Sol Campbell for me, everyone wants him.

    Wenger shot down rumours of Giroud departure, I’d rather we let him go but once a better striker arrives that is the main thing.

    Fabinho, 23 from Monaco, a defensive midfielder with 11 goals. (3.3 Tackles per game 1.7 interceptions) The player likened to Sidibe, has Arsenal along with Barcelona, Inter, and both Manchester clubs vying for his signature.

    Arsenal scouting Youri Tielemans, 18 goals and 14 assists to his name this season. He can play defensive midfield as well as the no10 role, all round you might say. Monaco are making a push for him which suggest they are losing either of Bakayoko – Fabinho.

    The Mirror says Arsenal are keen on Kylian MBappe, who isn’t?. Monaco are said to be expecting more than what Pogba fetched, if true that sees him staying for another season. 13 goals five assists, from 24 games.

    France Football report say Lyon are cashing in on Lacazette this season, and Arsenal are the only English club after him. Atletico and Dortmund are the rivals to his signature, could be good news if he has his heart set on England. 24 goals in 27 games, two assists.

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    1. Juhi McLovin

      Thanks for the update. I’d like to correct that:

      Lacazette has got 31 goals and 4 assists in 40 appearances in total. This is his second season he scores +30 goals a season.

      Tielemans is a bright prospect. We need to sell Ramsey and Giroud as soon as possible. And because Wenger has recently stated that Ramsey is Arsenal’s future and he doesn’t want to sell Giroud, then Wenger needs to go with the same taxi as well. For this reason and 1000 others.

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      1. Juhi McLovin

        Oh and in my opinion, Monaco will sell either Bakayoko or Fabinho, but not both.

        So Chelsea swoops in for Bakayoko and Monaco shuts the business down, leaving Arsenal with Ramsey..

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  3. Arsenal_Girl

    I am not raising my hopes because i dont want to be left devastated if we lose

    But its one match, so it is possible to get the trophy.

    Lets hope Wenger puts out our strongest team and our players play their absolute best.

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  4. John Ibrahim

    We will get hammered by Chelsea…costa will get someone sent off

    Hazard will destroy us

    Kante and matic will run all over us

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    1. Deci23

      What? Like they did when we spanked them 3-0?
      Ye of little faith. Anything is possible in an FA cup final with 2 teams that have beaten each other over the course of the campaign. Chelsea suffered a heavier defeat to us than we did to them because we did not concede in the first game and they did not keep a clean sheet against us in he second game. Now that we are defending better due to our formation change the game can go either way. I choose to put my trust in our squad. They’ve beaten Chelsea this season. I see no reason why they can’t do it again if they are in form and confident leading up to the game.

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    2. Deci23

      “We will get hammered by Chelsea…costa will get someone sent off
      Hazard will destroy us

      Kante and matic will run all over us”

      What? Like they did when we spanked them 3-0?
      Ye of little faith. Anything is possible in an FA cup final with 2 teams that have beaten each other over the course of the campaign. Chelsea suffered a heavier defeat to us than we did to them because we did not concede in the first game and they did not keep a clean sheet against us in the second game. Now that we are defending better due to our formation change the game can go either way. I choose to put my trust in our squad. They’ve beaten Chelsea this season. I see no reason why they can’t do it again if they are in form and confident leading up to the game.

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  5. mark

    If we put the same level of grit as the semi final into the final we have a more than good chance of beating Chelsea.

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