The pressure had been building on Arsenal for nine years, with a defeat in one Champions League final and two League Cup finals along the way. So it should not have been a surprise to see the Arsenal players struggle to cope with the pressure and expectation last season.
But that pressure so nearly made the Gunners slip up in the semi-final against Wigan, when we needed an 82nd minute leveller from Mertesacker and some cool heads in the penalty shootout to make the final. And I’m sure that no one has forgotten about how we nearly threw it all away with a shocking start against Hull City at Wembley. .......Read the full article here
Are the gunners ready? by TJ
Many footballing fans around the world are expecting Arsenal to be one of the top teams in the coming season. With the signing of Alexis Sanchez, the superstar talents of Ozil and Ramsey and the breakthrough after winning the FA cup, many would expect this to be the season where Arsenal will finally deliver the much talked about major honours. Promise after promise and season after season, Arsenal have disappointed her fans for quite a while now. This time, Arsenal finally have the financial capability and the squad talent to fight for the major honours. Fighting is one thing, actually winning it is another. Are the gunners ready to start lifting the trophies? .......Read the full article here
Reasons the FA cup win was so important
9 long years Arsenal fans had went through without silverware of any sort. 9 long years Arsenal fans had suffered both heartbreak and mockery from the footballing world. Finally, it has ended with the FA cup victory last season. Here are 4 reasons why did that trophy last season was so important.
1) Belief in Wenger again
The fans now believe in this team again. We came so close many times and finally we got it done. Fans now trust that Wenger is the man to bring us back to the very top. He has shown that he is still able to win in this nowadays, money dominated sport. .......Read the full article here
WHY ARSENAL SHOULD BUILD HER FUTURE ON THE F.A CUP WIN by Denis
The feeling of exhilaration due to success after a period of hard work and major setbacks is so vital. The Arsenal drought had lasted for nine years. It had become a norm that either our season would collapse at one point in the season either in the opening or in the closing periods. Winning the F.A cup this season was a significant improvement but it doesn’t hide the fact that we faltered in the race for the premier league. The F.A cup triumph however aided to conceal such frailties and imperfections in our season that ought to resurface again if they are ignored. .......Read the full article here
Gunners Set To Fire Again by CR
Arsenal ended their nine-year wait for a trophy in the FA Cup last season. Their victory over Hull in the final at Wembley eased the pressure off manager Arsene Wenger’s shoulders as he finally delivered some silverware for the fans once again.
The Gunners should be able to go into next campaign looking to build on their cup success. They are no longer going to be reminded about their drought which will help their cause. .......Read the full article here
THE SEASON DEFINING MOMENTS OF OUR BELOVED ARSENAL.. by Philthompsonsnose
How was it for you my fellow gooners…?
My first comment must be to congratulate the players and manager for a truly memorable victory.. And a great game for many neutrals as well as us heart attack victims watching it especially Mertesackers calamity (almost)..
CONSPIRACY THEORISTS MAY THINK THAT THE FIXTURES IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH WERE PUT IN PLACE KNOWING THAT WE WOULD PROBABLY BE STILL IN 4 COMPETITIONS AND PLAYING TOP EUROPEAN GAMES AND THEN WHEN YOU THINK OF WHO WE PLAYED AROUND THAT TIME…..IT MAKES YOU WONDER… .......Read the full article here
FA Cup win must be a springboard to success by Konstantin
Good times to be a gooner. A trophy finally. And you can immediately see what it meant to everyone at Arsenal. The players were so happy, that’s what they play for. To tell the story of how they won trophies. You could just see how happy Koscielny was with the FA Cup. Fabianski was loving it. For the younger english players Wilshere, Gibbs, Jenkinson and Walcott. What it meant for Ramsey and the turnaround in his career. .......Read the full article here
The ex-Hull City striker Dean Windass, who at the age of 39 famously scored the goal at Wembley that gave the Tigers their first every entry into the Premier League, is insisting that Hull can win their first FA Cup against Arsenal tomorrow.
He rightly says that in the Cup all form goes out the window (just look at Wigan last year) and Hull City are no pushovers in any game. “Let’s face it, Bruce has done an incredible job,” Windass said in the Express. “Not only keeping us in the Premier League but also getting to a Cup Final and into Europe for the first time,” .......Read the full article here
With one Premier League game of the season left, it is a case of better late than never for Arsenal. After a couple of months out of action, Jack Wilshere is fit again and likely to feature against Norwich City at Carrow Road on Sunday.
You have to wonder if things would have been different for the Gunners if Jack Wilshere had not had his foot broken by the Denmark and Liverpool defender Daniel Agger while playing for England in a meaningless friendly on March 5th. Arsenal were already struggling with an injury crisis by then and, after Jack was also ruled out, we went out of the Champions League and lost all hope of the title with two damaging defeats and two disappointing draws in a four game period. .......Read the full article here
It might seem strange, given the strained nature of the relationship between Samir Nasri and the Arsenal fans, but the Frenchman will be fully rooting for Arsenal to beat Hull City at Wembley on May 17th and win the FA cup. Why? Because Nasri feels it is the least that Arsene Wenger deserves.
The Man City player has spoken in glowing terms of his former boss, while slating the man he left the Gunners to play for, Roberto Mancini, in an interview in The Telegraph. .......Read the full article here
If you had suggested around about a week ago that Arsenal were on the verge of tying down the manager Arsene Wenger and his favourite centre forward Olivier Giroud with shiny new contracts, you would have been chased through north London by an angry mob of red and white Gooners.
However, things are looking a lot rosier at the club just now. If the Gunners win the next four games, with the French striker putting in the sort of performance that he did against West Ham United and Hull City, those new contracts could soon be signed, sealed and delivered. .......Read the full article here
Wenger’s future – D-day approaches
Arsenal’s familiar end-of-season capitulation means the focus has switched from a possible title challenge to boss Arsene Wenger’s future, with the Frenchman yet to sign a new contract.
Wenger intimated just last month that he would be prepared to commit himself to a fresh deal at the Emirates but it seems he is now refusing to make his mind up until the summer, when he will review his position.
There is certainly plenty for the Gunners boss, fans and the board to ponder amid renewed speculation Wenger is ready to walk away from the club he has graced for nearly two decades. .......Read the full article here