Arsene Wenger will be very glad that Arsenal managed to beat Manchester United in the FA cup quarter-final at the first go, even though we would happily have taken a draw before turning up at Old Trafford. If we had drawn though, it might have meant Arsenal having to play the replay next week, as Liverpool are having to do.
Arsene Wenger has left his Arsenal players in absolutely no doubt that he will be expecting them to put their bodies on the line in the FA cup clash against Tottenham. And this is not just because it is a local derby between north London’s great rivals as he explained in a report on Sky Sports.
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After a rousing finish to the Premier League season, Arsenal have managed to avoid the storm of protest that was seemed to be heading their way since August. By avoiding defeat in the last 10 Premier League games, Arsene Wenger and his players grabbed the final Champions League place and broke the hearts of Tottenham. It was a remarkable run of form, but the fact that the Gunners were in such a precarious position cannot be ignored.
It has been a testing time for everybody concerned with Arsenal Football Club this season, but the players made sure that it finished with a bang by beating Newcastle United at St. James’ Park yesterday. You could see the elation and relief on the faces of the Gunners and the Gooners who had traveled to see the game, but we really must do better next season.