Arsenal’s FA cup run had to end sometime by Sam P
It is tough to take Arsenal fans, and we did have some chances to extend our incredible FA cup run but when the final whistle blew the dream was all over. I for one was still wondering how we had not leveled the scores in the closing minutes as the run of the ball finally went Arsenal’s way.
You could say that Alex Iwobi was unlucky not to score or the rebound off the post could have gone in off the keeper but id did rebound to a Gunner and I was already out my seat and starting to celebrate when Danny Welbeck spun and somehow put it wide.
I have calmed down a bit now and am starting to think that it was just not our day, highlighted by our missed chances and by that one in a million strike by Guediora. And to be fair, we did get a big stroke of luck with Gabriel not seeing red so I am not saying Arsenal were robbed or anything, just that the rub of the green was against us as it were.
Even the best teams need some luck to win a trophy, like Germany got against Argentina in the World Cup final. You can see this theory in action when no club have yet managed to retain the Champions League. How unlucky were Bayern Munich and how lucky were Chelsea the year they won it? That final and their semi final with Barcelona before was like voodoo football and although that is an extreme example you do need some luck to win anything that is not just a one off game.
Arsenal have had very little go right in league or Europe but you have to say that the FA cup has done well for us for almost three years. It had to end sometime Gooners and good luck to Watford I say. I wouldn’t mind a bit of luck in the prem now though if you are listening up there. Hello…any chance?