Two FA cup finals in a row, not too bad… by KM
Well, well. Arsenal v Aston Villa in the last game of the season. We’re in the final again. For a team that went a decade without a trophy, two FA cups in as many seasons is most definitely good. It’s another matter whether we could’ve done more over the last 2 seasons in both the League and Champions league.
Villa will be a tough game. You can see what a bit of confidence brings. Villa looked doomed, but after Lambert left and Sherwood gave the players a bit of confidence and belief in themselves they looked, well, much better than Liverpool to say the least. Benteke is a real beast. Delph and that new lad Jack Grealish looked decent.
It’ll be a tough game. Similar to last year really. A relegation side we’ve beaten across the season twice. The pressure will be on us to win it, and more so since we are the winners of last year. But you know what? This is the kind of pressure you want as a footballer. You want to win trophies, and you want to play in finals. If you don’t, what do you play for?
We need to recall Ospina for the final.. Szczesny made another mess of himself against Reading, which ultimately made us play extra time. It’s curtains for him. I could really see a new keeper coming in for his place. I think Debuchy looks rusty and Bellerin will come back for the Chelsea game, and Gibbs, just like Szczesny, really doesn’t help himself in his fight for the left back spot.
Next up is Chelsea… Mourinho will want to beat us again. But they have problems in attack and to be honest they look tired – and they rely way too much on Hazard and opposition goalkeepers to help them. We played 120 minutes, so I think we’ll look tired in the second half.
Anyway I feel we have every chance to beat them. The win will be important for the statement we have for next year. That we can compete with Chelsea. We won at the two Manchester clubs, but Chelsea will be the one. The race for second is still on so the three points have as much value as the pride the game holds.
Have a superb week!