As the day of reckoning draws closer, Arsenal are doing their utmost to prepare for Sunday’s FA Cup clash against Man City. We have won our last six visits to Wembley and this match will bring us up against very tough opponents, Arsene Wenger reckons that his team is highly motivated to continue our great winning run, altghough it won’t be as easy as usual.
Le Prof said on Arsenal.com: “We have played a few games there recently,” Wenger said. “We know what is awaiting us and we know both dressing rooms because we have been in both and the pitch is much better than it was before. Overall we will not feel lost there.
“We are ambitious because we have done it before and we know we can do it. In the previous semi finals, we were super favourites but in this game it is between two teams who are very close to each other in the Premier League so it is much more level on chances at the start. We know we absolutely have to be at our best to qualify.
“It’s always something special. I remember my first [semi-final], when we played at Villa Park against Wolves. That’s the day when I realised how big the club is, how much it means to our supporters because suddenly the stadium is divided in two for an away game and your fans are all there.
“So it’s a special experience and we are focused and highly motivated. Maybe not at the maximum of our confidence because we had recently some disappointing results, but that is a good opportunity to show we are ready for a fight and how much we want to go to the final.”
No matter what our respective positions in the League, this is still a Cup game and anything can happen, especially at an awe-inspiring venue like Wembley, but hopefully our vast experience of playing there regularly over the last few years, and winning every time, will give us a little bit of edge over Pep Guardiola’s side.
Should be an interesting game!