Arsenal already have a long and distinguished history in the annals of the game and especially in the oldest cup competition in the world, the FA cup. The victory over Aston Villa at Wembley last May made the Gunners the most successful team in the competition with 12 wins, after the year before had seen us draw level with Manchester United on 11.
Last season also saw our manager Arsene Wenger go level with the Aston Villa manager from the late 19th and early 20th century, George Ramsay, by leading a club to six FA cup trophy wins, so the Frenchman could go out on his own if Arsenal win it again this year.
That would not be the only record, though, as no club has lifted the famous old cup more than three times in a row. And just like the achievement of the invincibles in winning the league without a single loss, no club in the modern era has even managed three in a row.
The first club to do it was London based Wanderers and they were dissolved over a century ago and the last team to do it was Blackburn Rovers who beat West Brom in a replay for third in a row back in 1886. So it would be an amazing feat if Arsenal could do it in the modern era and the players are well aware of that and they are very keen on securing their place in football history.
Calum Chambers told Arsenal Player, “I think for every Englishman it is a very memorable cup,” he told Arsenal Player. “It gives that edge to it so you want to win it even more.
“It would be an amazing achievement [to win it for the third time in a row] and I’m sure everyone will be everything to get there. I wouldn’t say we are discussing it but we are thinking about it. Anything in the cup can happen, it is not always straightforward.
“You have to have both short range and long-range goals. A long-range goal would be to break records, win trophies and do well, so I think everyone strives for that.”
Of course everyone is taking the Premier League title as the most important goal this season, but could the beckoing hand of history help Arsenal to win another FA cup trophy?
Of course it’s an honour to lift this old legendry cup but now all what I’m hoping is to be on the top of the table in.may and get the epl back to north london
Beckoing hand of history 🙂
’98,’02, ’15 🙂
Let’s go for it gunners! 3 peat! Coyg!
so Everton have completed the signing of shani Tarashaj(An Albanian) from grasshopper fc in the swiss League
yea you heard that right…… The swiss League which has the Likes of Basel, zuric, young boys etc
but it’s only when it comes to Arsenal signing EL-neny from Basel does it concern a work permit…… Just saying
But the Everton striker has bn loaned bk to and can’t play this year. Moreover the guy is from Albania and may be classed as European so will not need work permit in the UK. Elneny is Egyptian and Egypt is outside the top 50 teams according to Fifa world ranking . Thus he will require a work permit.
Playing for basel and having champions league and Europa league experience helps.
Wenger was closed to signing a 17 year old Di maria but fa rejected the deal cause he had no international caps . this things do happen.
Gabrille Paulista had no brasillian Caps but w eargued that he plays in Spain for Villareal which is one of the top clubs in Spain . So the FA gave him the work permit. people Lets exercise some patience.
Arsenal striker Aubameyang has just won the African footballer of the year award. Congratulations!!!
hahahaha……….. U signed him?
good analysis galen…….. But statistically thinking, is albania aming the Top 50? And the boy is yet to have caps for his country….and grasshopper fc isn’t even among the Top clubs
me thinks its either Arsenal got emselves in the spotlight of the FA or we are just not agile when it comes to doing business
Why is it that Arsenal take FOREVER to sign just one player…..
i’d say since we have lodged a bid for Aubameyang in the region of £44.7mil and Dortmund are still hesistating, i’d say…..sell someone(e.g debuchy), loan some, recupperate some cash and make a bid of close to / 50mil……that will be too huge 4 em to resist…..and manure and pool wud just back out quietly!
Fa cup is nothing to the epl and cl trophy. we need to aim for the big things.