Arsenal are the current holders of the FA Cup after beating Wigan last year, and are hot favourites to retain the trophy when they face Aston Villa next month at Wembley. If they do emerge victorious then we will have the record amount of successes in the competition with and to commemorate that fact, the FA have decided to rename it “The Arsenal Cup”…….. lol
Why Wenger is right about work permits by KJ
Flamini could be banned by Ash
Mathieu Flamini has often been a controversial character when it comes to Arsenal. If it’s not when he is walking out the door over contract disputes or getting his name in the book for a dirty tackle, he is always making himself known both on and off the pitch.
In some ways, I would love to see Luis Suarez transfer to Arsenal this summer, but I just cannot see it happening. People do say that the bookies are rarely wrong, and when they suspend betting on an event, then is is usually a sure thing, so the report in The Sun today that William Hill has stopped taking bets on the Uruguayan striker moving from Liverpool to Arsenal certainly bears looking at.
Surprise, surprise, the FA have rejected Arsenal’s appeal about the red card and three match ban dished out to Olivier Giroud against Fulham on Saturday. Although replays showed that the Frenchman slipped while going for the ball, we will now have to face Manchester United, QPR and Wigan Athletic without him.
Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board will be delighted today, following yesterday’s vote by the Premier league clubs to impose sanctions against clubs that break new financial restrictions. The vote was very close, but 13 out of 19 voted in favour of the proposals, with Reading abstaining, which was just enough for the two thirds majority.
Michael Owen may have been lucky to escape a yellow or even a red card on Saturday after his angry punch thrown at Mikel Arteta towards the end of the bad-tempered game between Arsenal and Stoke, but he may regret that the referee didn’t deal with it immediately as he is now open to an investigation by the FA.
Fans of Arsenal and just about every other club in the country will have been completely unsurprised yesterday when the FA failed to do anything at all about the behaviour of Alex Ferguson during his side’s narrow victory over Newcastle on Boxing Day. The referee made no mention of the incidents in which Ferguson went on to the pitch to harangue the referee then did the same to two of his assistants.