FA cup will help Arsenal in Champions league!

Arsene Wenger knows that, whatever he says to his Arsenal players, minds will inevitably turn to the Champions league game against Bayern Munich on Tuesday. That is why Wenger would rather be playing an FA cup game today than a Premier league game. The Prof feels that the knockout nature of cup competition is better at focusing the minds of the players, and keeping them on the job at hand.

“It’s less difficult if you play a cup game than if you play a championship game.

“If you play a cup game you know if you win you are through. But if you play a championship game it’s just the usual thing and you could already have your mind on Tuesday night. I don’t think in a cup game it plays a big part in it.

“The players are focused on Blackburn completely. They know as well there is an opportunity there. If we go through we are in the quarter-finals, and they don’t want to miss that.”

Wenger is not bemoaning the fixture list, in fact he remembers it being a lot worse in 2011. He recalls having to play Stoke before the Carling cup final, while Birmingham has their game called off. Walcott and Fabregas had to miss the final due to knocks picked up in that match. We also had to play Barcelona in the Champions league and Manchester United in the FA cup in a very short space of time, and it proved to be disastrous as we lost in all three competitions.

Arsenal must not let a similar thing happen, and need to get a good result today to keep a good run of form going into Tuesday night against Bayern.

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20 thoughts on “FA cup will help Arsenal in Champions league!

  1. leo

    can we win against bayern a team that has the likes of robben/ribery/kroos/scwienstiger/gomez tough but not impossible as for FA cup arsenal to win 3-0 gervinho to score a brace coyg’s

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  2. VERMINATOR

    FA CUP WIN WILL BOOST CONFIDENCE AND MOTIVATE THE TEAM! COYG, TIME TO PROVE THE PUNDITS ARE WRONG!

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  3. Twig

    Helmer told TZ Online: “That should not be a problem. Arsenal always play well but they are never dangerous.
    Painful but true :-(

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  4. landi

    Leo yeah but bayern is going to meet players like :

    cazorla,arteta,wilshere,podolski,giroud,walcott

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  5. Shiva

    Starting XI for BlACKBURN

    Szczesny, Coquelin, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Monreal, Diaby, Rosicky, Arteta, Gervinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud

    Le Coq as RB? not so sure! All in All a strong team. Youngsters not even on bench *sigh*

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  6. Twig

    I hope Coquelin shines in RB today so that we can move Sagna to centreback permanently :-D

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  7. gunner4life

    @Shiva
    Le Coq played there last year against Blackburn and we thumped them 7-11. He can play LB, RB DM this guy is key to Arsenal’s future.

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  8. Shiva

    @gunner4life-
    Was not aware of that stat. I always thought he was better as a holding/defensive midfielder.

    Hope we thump them!

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  9. kimbono

    gervinhos ball in the final third is non existent and has been all season

    cost us carling cup

    not the fa cup aswell gervinho plzz

    needs to wake the fukk up

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  10. Arsenal1Again

    Why was Wenger thinking the players were being booed instead of him and his team selection?

    He sacrificed a cup we had a chance to win for a cup we’re unlikely to win.

    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

    With this gambling, it’s not management, we can forget about seeing a trophy.

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  11. BYEBYEWENGERHELLOANYONEELSE

    too late mate were gone and were done for bye wenger thanks for destroying my club

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