Arsenal still have the small matter of securing a top four finish and preferably avoiding the two legged play offs for the Champions League group stage at the start of next season. But inevitably the Arsenal fans, players and manager will be looking forward to the end of this season and our grand finale of a second successive FA cup final.
But if the Gunners are to make it a second successful Wembley final in a row, it looks like we are going to have to be at our best. Even though we were all happy to see Liverpool knocked out in their own semi-final last weekend, the winners Aston Villa are looking like they will also be very tough opponents in the final.
Tim Sherwood has really turned around their fortunes and got them playing some very good football. And that was highlighted once again this weekend against Man City, even though they eventually lost the game 3-2. That only happened thanks to a shocking offside call against Benteke who had just been brought down in the box by Joe Hart. So instead of having a penalty and the City keeper sent off with hardly any time left, they were denied and then saw City score in the final minutes.
The way Villa are playing tells me that they will definitely avoid relegation and that will give them all a huge boost before heading to Wembley, so Arsenal need to be ready for them or else…