Everyone connected with Arsenal Football Club, from the fans and the players to Arsene Wenger and the powers that be, could really do with a lift and something to cheer about after the chastening Champions League exit at the hands of Bayern Munich topped off a miserable period when the Gunners also faltered in the Premier League and saw another title challenge go down the drain.
You would think that Arsenal would have learned their lesson after struggling so much in the last Premier League game at Bournemouth because of a poor start, but it was pretty much a carbon copy from the Gunners in the first half today.
There is no doubt that the FA cup has been good to Arsenal over the years, but perhaps it has been even more so to our current manager, so in this modern age of football when a lot of the big clubs have been accused of showing the oldest cup competition in the world a lack of respect, Arsene Wenger is determined not to follow suit.
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.