Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger have a lot to thank the FA cup for, especially over the last couple of years when it provided the trophy that had been so elusive since a winning penalty by Patrick Vieira in 2005 brought the last piece of silverware to the club for almost a decade.
And I think that the Everton manager was hoping that the famous old urn might take the growing pressure off his shoulders just as it had with the Arsenal boss. They came close yesterday and can consider themselves unlucky to have lost to Manchester United, but that is unlikely to do much to save the job of Roberto Martinez.
And it might have been the last chance for the Toffees to hold on to their best players, according to the Daily Mail, one of which is the Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku who has been linked with Arsenal in the past and might just be the forward that Wenger is looking for in the summer. The way Giroud’s form has tailed off must have been as worrying for the boss as it has been for us fans.
Now that Everton are out and their season is limping to a lame conclusion, I reckon that the prof should already be in touch with Lukaku’s people, because any striker that is just two shy of 20 Premier League goals for a team that is struggling will surely have many suitors.
I do think that the Gunners would have a great chance of getting him, though, as long as Wenger does not dilly dally around and makes a proper effort to seal the deal as soon as possible. What do you guys think?