Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players should be full of confidence going into the FA cup quarter final against Watford tomorrow. Not only did the Gunners hit four unanswered goals past Hull City on Tuesday to confirm the upturn in form begun with a battling 10 man draw against the spuds, but we also recorded a healthy 3-0 win away to the Hornets in October.
Mikel Arteta may not have had his most productive of seasons in an Arsenal shirt this year, as injury problems as well as form and fitness issues have seen the Arsenal captain’s role on the pitch reduced to a bit part one of just two starts and 11 sub appearances.
Will the FA cup save Wenger once again or doesn’t it matter at all? by KM
Hello everyone. I am really sorry that I am beginning to sound like a broken record but please bear with this post. So Arsenal are playing Hull on Tuesday night after a nightmare run of games but at least with some encouragement from the Spurs game given the circumstances.
Arsenal fans were given one more reason today by Arsene Wenger to want the Gunners to beat Hull City in the FA cup replay tomorrow night. This season may not have been our worst ever on the injury front but it has still been pretty bad and once again the boss had some bad news to deliver in his press conference today, which you can see in full on Arsenal.com.
Arsene Wenger may be desperate for Arsenal to progress to the next round of the FA up when he takes the team north to face Hull City for the replay tomorrow, but I am sure he will be feeling very well disposed towards their manager, after Steve Bruce used his press conference to hit back at the critics of the Arsenal boss.
The most important game by far coming up for Arsenal is the latest instalment of the north London derby. A clash with Tottenham is always a big and important game, often more so for us fans than it is for the players, and it is made even bigger when there is something to play for.
If Arsenal had managed to score the goal we needed to avoid the FA cup replay with Hull City, then the player who scored it would have got my Man of the Match. All three of the starting forwards looked sharp and could jave won it but the Hull keeper played a blinder and as our defenders were rarely tested I have gone for the impressive Mohamed Elneny who hardly put a foot wrong.
Arsene Wenger did not go the whole hog and blame the fact that Arsenal were held to a draw by Hull City today on the referee Mike Dean, probably because he was worried about being punished by the football authorities for criticism of their seemingly untouchable officials.