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Wenger denies Arsenal are favourites to retain FA Cup

Arsenal managed to scrape through to the next round of the FA Cup against Brighton yesterday, while Chelsea, Man City, Tottenham and Southampton were all eliminated the day before, and both Man United and Liverpool are left to fight out replays. This means that there are fewer big dangers to Arsenal retaining the trophy in May, but Arsene Wenger refuses to tempt fate by saying we are now favourites to win it.

Arsenal now RED HOT favourites to win FA cup! But will we?

Arsenal fans will be hoping that the bookies have got this one right, as the men whose job it is to predict the most likely outcomes have installed the Gunners as favourites to win the FA cup again in May, retaining the trophy that we won last year at Wembley to end the nine year wait for silverware.

The Gunners bucked the trend of the weekend by managing to overcome lower league opposition in the fourth round, although it was a bit nerve wracking at times. I said before the game that Iwould be happy with a draw which would see Brighton have to come to the Emirates, but a clean win is obviously much better and makes Arsenal the highest ranking side certain to be playing in the next round.

Bookies think Arsenal are now NAILED ON for top four finish

Arsenal finish in the top four of the Premier League, it is what we do. Sometimes it is a bit of a close call and needs the team to put in a great run towards the end of the season, but our consistency in qualifying for the Champions League every year since Arsene Wenger took over is why the football media have hilariously dubbed it the Wenger trophy.

WOW! Stats show Giroud HAS replaced van Persie at Arsenal

I have always backed Olivier Giroud to prove his doubters wrong, even when he took a while to get going after joining Arsenal from then champions of France Montpellier in the summer of 2012. His stats from previous clubs suggested that he got better with time and his all round contribution to the Arsenal cause was almost as important as scoring the goals we had lost with the departure of that baby boy Robin van Persie.

EPL rivals pile BIG pressure on Arsenal – Can we cope?

Arsenal were always going to be under pressure with an away game at the reigning Premier League champions Man City and that pressure was already ramped up by our not so great first half of the season as well as our recent run of results against the big teams in the league.

So the last thing Arsene Wenger and the Gunners needed was any more pressure piled on to our shoulders, but that is exactly what we have got today. Southampton have yet to play and we can only hope that they lose or at the very least do not win away to Newcastle.

Why Saints win is GREAT news for Arsenal

After Arsenal beat Stoke City with ease and put ourselves level on points with Southampton and just one behind Man United, the usual rreaction would be to hope that the two teams above the Gunners played out a draw at Old Trafford yesterday. But as we know, the Saints inflicted a rare home defeat on Louis van Gaal and his team.

And although that puts Ronald Koeman and his players out of our reach for now, I think it was the perfect result for Arsenal. Having United in our sights is much more important than the Saints because, with respect, they are almost certainly going to falter as the season progresses and you would expect Arsenal to overhaul them in the coming months.

Arsenal to be firmly in Premier League Top 4 by New Year?

Arsenal have four more Premier League games to play before we see the visit of Hull in the FA cup, a re-run of that famous day at Wembley in May when the Gunners finally ended our long wait for another trophy. Really we should already be comfortably in the top four of the league table, but there is every chance that we will be after these four games.

For one thing, the last two of them are away to West Ham United and Southampton, two of the clubs that are currently above us. But they are both showing signs of slowing down and getting bloody noses from being so high up in the table.

Arteta shocked but looks for positives after Arsenal defeat

The Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta is in a state of shock after seeing Arsenal only score one goal in injury time – against a Man United side that were completely over-run by the Gunners attack.

“I am shocked we did not win this game, I cannot believe it still,” he said on Arsenal.com.

“I think we played our best game of the season, in terms of what we demand from ourselves with the quality of our attack, how early we won the ball back, how consistent we were throughout the game, the number of chances we created, and all that considering the opposition we were playing against.

Wenger surprised by lack of Arsenal defence for Rooney’s goal

Arsene Wenger was understandably annoyed by Arsenal’s home defeat against Man United. The Gunners dominated possession but were undone by a farcical own goal. As the team were pushing for the equaliser, Wayne Rooney somehow broke away with absolutely no Arsenal defenders between him and the goal to put the result beyond doubt.

Wenger admitted that he was “surprised” by the lack of defence. “We were 1-0 down and we wanted to desperately come back, and we forgot our principles a little bit,” he said.

Arsenal fans should NOT accept losing to Man United at home!

Arsene – Speechless, Clueless but his job is still safe! by KM

What a disappointment. What does Wenger care about the poor old Arsenal fans saving money all year to make that one trip to the Emirates to see Arsenal lose to the WORST UNITED SIDE I’ve seen in my entire life.

Disaster… I had only one wish this year, and it was to beat a poor Man United side. I didn’t make the illusions we will win the league. Not until Wenger is gone. And just when i thought he cannot screw this one, there it is. The players looked on in disbelief. When they don’t know what to do, the manager should, instead Wenger sits there CLUELESS!

Arsenal v Man United Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

Arsenal vs Manchester United Preview, predicted line up and score by KJ

This international break was probably the least annoying of all the ones we’ve had so far. Most fans were pretty annoyed at our last result and this has given us ample time to distance ourselves from the result and the performance and this has no doubt rejuvenated our hope that we can actually start playing good football again.

With Shaw out can Arsenal play Chambers as centre back?

It was looking like Arsene Wenger would probably stick with the same back four set up to face Manchester United later today, as neither Laurent Koscielny nor Mathieu Debuchy is fit to play. And that means that our Spanish left back Nacho Monreal would partner Per Mertesacker in the centre of defence, with young Calum Chambers at right back.

But I think the boss would agree that Chambers is the better option alongside our BFG, as long as we did not need him on the right. With Chambers’ fellow Southampton academy graduate and England international Luke Shaw supporting Januzaj or Di Maria on the left flank, however, Wenger probably thought Chambers would be better on the right than young Hector Bellerin.