Arsenal have a massive week ahead starting with today’s FA Cup match at home to Watford, followed by our trip to Barcelona in midweek, and then a massive game away at Everton in the League next weekend. We know now for sure that the trip to Goodison Park will not be easy as the Toffees yesterday knocked Chelsea out of the Cup, and our annoying neighbours have no chance whatsoever of getting anything from this season as they are even 9 points below a Europa League position.
So it is poignant that Wenger is more than happy to have this daunting week ahead of us. “There’s a lot of pressure and I enjoy it, because I believe real pressure is to play games without any importance – that’s boring,” Le Prof said. “I believe it’s a privilege for our club to be in position like this.
“You work very hard the whole year to be in these positions when March comes. It’s now down to us to be up to it and take it in a positive way and make sure we come out very happy after each game.”
Wenger also made it clear that he still believes we have chances of winning all three trophies when he said: “We go into a very important week now that means a lot to us. We go into the third consecutive year in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and that has a big meaning. We then have Barcelona, where we have not given up. Then we go to Everton on Saturday and we still believe we have a strong chance to fight for the Premier League.
“We have three huge challenges and we know it will be down to how much we will move forward and how much we will be capable of giving. We know there will be small margins in these games and we have to be sure that every small margin goes for us.”
It would seem Arsenal have suddenly struck form with six goals in our last two games, and Le Prof was particularly gushing about our win over Hull. He said: “What pleased me most was our movement, our mobility, our technical quality, our patience as well, and our discipline offensively and defensively,”
“It was quite convincing and we showed the needed patience to beat a team like that. There were some individual satisfactions as well from players that we know less that slowly emerge and show that they have top quality.”
I know a lot of commenters are going to say Wenger is “deluded” but the fact is that anything is possible, even a win in Barcelona, and until a win is mathematically impossible, it is therefore still possible, so instead of being negative, let’s follow the managers lead and give out positive vibes to the players in every single game. You just never know….
—————–A LITTLE BONUS!——————
If anyone fancies a bit of Schadenfreude..
Here are the highlights of Lukaku destroying Chelsea and Diego Costa getting a red card….
Bye Bye Chelsea…..