I am not asking which of the three competitions that Arsenal are still involved in is the most important to Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans, because we all know that the easy answer to that would be the English Premier League. As well as it being every club’s wish to be champions of their country, another EPL trophy would secure Wenger’s legacy at Arsenal and also put us in the top seeded group for the Champions League draw.
And although you could say that the big European trophy would be next on our list of priorities, the fact that Arsenal have got a double header against Barcelona next just highlights that we are highly unlikely to win it. I am sure the manager and team will give everything against the Spanish champions but in reality we are probably heading out.
That leaves the FA cup and we begin our defence of it this weekend when Sam Allardyce brings his Sunderland side to north London. Now Big Sam is saying that he is planning to field a weakened side because of their Premier League commitments but I wonder how much value Wenger is putting on it.
Perhaps winning it for the last two years has taken some shine off the trophy for us but I would like us to put everything into winning it again. Three in a row would also be a huge achievement and something that has only been done twice and not since the 1800s.
At the moment we share a record with Tottenham as being the only clubs in the modern era to win back to back FA cups so it would obviously be great to go ahead of them in that regard and we should never underestimate the power of winning a trophy of any sort.
Do you agree that Arsenal must treat this FA cup with great importance once again?