The only chance of a trophy for Arsenal fans to celebrate and for the Gunners to add some gloss to what has been a disappointing and painful season is the FA cup. The fact that Arsenal’s quarter-final this weekend is at home to Lincoln City, the lowest ranked side left in the draw, after getting past the previously lowest ranked club Sutton last time gives us a great chance.
But while the National League side will come to north London on Saturday well up for the fight, Arsenal could be well off the pace and Arsene Wenger might even struggle to field 11 fit players if the report by Sky Sports about a sickness bug sweeping through our squad are true and if it gets any worse.
We had Mesut Ozil out of action with some illness last week and the boss had to withdraw Danny Welbeck from the Arsenal starting line-up to face Bayern Munich on Tuesday when he succumbed to the bug during the warm up. Now we are hearing that Alex Iwobi has picked it up and will miss the FA cup clash.
With the players spending so much time in close proximity with training and the Champions League match on Tuesday, we can only cross our fingers and hope that more Gunners are not laid low before Lincoln come to the Emirates. If we mess this FA cup game up, will it finish off an already sad season completely?