Category Archives: FA cup news

DONE DEAL as Arsenal boss commits to next 3 years! What now Wenger?

It is not exactly a surprise to Arsenal fans, or anyone else in the football world for that matter, but the documents have now been signed to say that Arsene Wenger will stay in charge of the Gunners for the next three years. It is being reported by various news websites including The Mirror and will soon be announced by the club.

THat will take the fastidious Frenchman past his 20 year anniversary with the club and up to the age of 67. As Wenger seems to keep himself in good physical condition and is showing no signs of losing his enthusiasm for the game of football, this might not even be his final deal with Arsenal, especially when you consider that Alex Ferguson and Bobby Robson continued into their seventies.

Adam Kemp – Wenger comes good but Arsenal need more!!

Arsene finally discovers that winning formula!

Over the years, I have been negative on the outlook for Arsenal Football Club, most notably under the guidance of the clubs most successful manager, Arsene Wenger. After the stellar signing of signing of Mesut Ozil on deadline day, I was optimistic that this was the season for Arsenal to make up serious ground on their rivals. Whilst winning the Premiership did not materialise in the end, they have managed to shift the burden of their nine year drought and in doing so have brought joy to fans all over the world.

Walcott warns BPL rivals to beware of new Arsenal

No one would be too surprised if Theo Walcott was a bit downbeat at the minute, after two separate injuries decimated his season with Arsenal and meant that his World Cup hopes with England were wrecked once again. The 25-year old would have been a nailed on for Roy Hodgson’s final team, but he really doers have no luck when it comes to international tournaments.

Has Arsenal boss rediscovered his delight in trophies?

wenger delight

Maybe it is my memory playing tricks on me, because it is a long time since Arsenal won their last trophy, not including the Emirates cup or the Wenger trophy of course, but it seemed to me that there was a lot more emotion than usual from the Prof.

It looked like there was as much relief as there was joy after the final whistle had blown at Wembley. Maybe that was because of the way the Gunners had been forced to to make a historic comeback to avoid a third cup final heartbreak in a row. Or maybe it was that the pressure valve of nine years was suddenly released. What does seem certain, though, is that all of the Arsenal players and staff absolutely loved their taste of success and will be hungry for more.

Smiley Sanogo to be Arsenal’s new Eboue after ripping into Jose?

sanogo smiling

Yaya Sanogo has already had some bad luck with injuries in his young football career, but just like his Arsenal team mates Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere, the French striker has not let it get him down. Sanogo seems to have a great attitude and judging by his antics while celebrating the FA cup final win at Wembley, the Gunners could have another Emmanuel Eboue on our hands.

Hard times have set Ramsey and Arsenal up for future success

What cannot Kill ya, Will only make ya Stronger Arsenal fans by Popeye786Sailor

ET 108` Giroud’s back heel to Ramsey and it looks like Ramsey is going to find a way through the Hull defense and oh man, he scores a killer. Arsenal are on course to go back to glory days, thus ending the nine year Arsenal curse and who is at it again? Aaron Ramsey the savior to the rescue.

Arsenal players won FA cup for Wenger says Ramsey

I cannot believe that some Arsenal fans are still not happy after winning the FA cup. And poor old Arsene Wenger is the top target foe abuse again. Okay the Gunners made it hard work for themselves with a dreadful start, but how is that the manager’s fault? Do you think he spent all week trying to make his players complacent and then told them to wait 10 minutes before starting to play?

I even saw comments suggesting that the Frenchman was set to leave, even though he said on camera that he would be signing a new contract later in the week. It seems that some Arsenal fans will not be happy until the Wenger years are over.

Have Arsenal started an avalanche of silverware with FA cup win?

Wow, how tense was that for Arsenal and their fans? But the vital statistics were 3-2. History will show that Arsenal Football Club won the FA cup in 2014 and that is what matters. Maybe the way the Gunners dug in and came back from the most testing of situations will matter as well.

I wonder what Paul Scholes thinks of the character and winning mentality in the Arsenal dressing room now. It certainly was a herculean effort by the lads at Wembley, full of talent, endeavour, bravery and balls. There is no doubt that the long wait for a trophy and the expectation of the fans was weighing on the players, but the relief and release of emotion at the end suggests that this truly was a turning point for Arsenal.

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Hull City

FA cup anyone? There are few, if any, surprises in the Arsenal starting XI that Arsene Wenger has picked to go and reclaim some glory for the Gunners. The main question was who was going to start in goal, but after his semi-final heroics in the penalty shoot out, nobody will begrudge Lukasz Fabianski getting the nod.

Unfortunately, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has not recovered enough to0 make the FA cup final squad. And Abou Diaby is left out as well, but Jack Wilshere does make the bench, as does the Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen. Hopefully it will not be his last game as a Gunner, but the most important thing is to get our hands on the trophy and this is the team Wenger has picked to do it.

Arsenal v Hull preview, line-up and score prediction – COYG!

Arsenal vs Hull City FA cup final Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ

This is it. This is the moment we all Arsenal fans have been waiting for. Our chance to finally end our trophy drought. We’ve had the opportunities before but have bottled them (especially against Birmingham). However, this is a completely different squad, with a different dynamic and hopefully a different mentality.

The Arsenal players will no doubt be nervous. The fans have subconsciously piled the pressure on and the weight of expectation is firmly on the Gunners’ shoulders. But, the players out there have all won trophies at other clubs and they should be able to do it together at Arsenal.

Arsenal NOT complacent despite having bus parade ready

There have been some suggestions in the media that Arsenal are not giving their FA cup final opponents the respect they should. I feel that most of the media would love it if the Gunners slipped up. It would give them lots of things to write about and would enable them to keep banging on about blah, blah, years without a trophy etc.

Ozil desperate to give Arsenal fans the trophy they deserve

Mesut Ozil has already played a significant part in Arsenal reaching the FA cup final and having a fantastic opportunity to get the trophy that could lead to a new era of Gunners glory. Before he picked up an injury away to Bayern Munich, the German international signed off with the crucial opening goal and then another assist as Arsenal beat Everton in the quarter-finals.

That was the third big Premier League club we had to get past in the competition, leaving just Hull City standing in our way. The fans really need this trophy, as does the team, and our record signing is determined to do everything he can to provide it for us.