Arsenal play Man City tomorrow in the Carabao Cup Final at Wembley and the Gunners are the big longshot outsiders to actually win the trophy for the very first time in Arsene Wenger’s long career. In fact the bookies reckon it is more likely to snow during the game than for Arsenal to win it!
But the bookies have been wrong before. We were long outsiders to beat Chelsea in last years FA Cup Final, and we were even longer outsiders to beat Man City in the semifinal as well, but we still won both those games in the end. We are used to upping our game when weare written off, and Wenger sees no reason why we can’t do it again this season. “Because Manchester City are dominating the league, that is in the head of everybody and so maybe we are more underdogs than in the FA Cup semi-final last year,” Wenger said on Arsenal.com.
“So I agree that we are maybe underdogs, but we have to believe in our quality. The history, the fact we have done it before [against Man City last year], shows you ‘why not do it again?’
The good news is that Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey are very likely to be fully recovered for the big game, and as Ramsey has such a great scoring record in Cup finals his return will be a massive boost. He is also feeling confident that we can upset the odds against a team that are 27 points ahead of us in the League. Chelsea had already finished 18 points ahead of us last season and we all know who won the FA cup don’t we? “We’ve got another final now on Sunday, so that’s something that I’m going to really look forward to,” Ramsey said.
“We’re going back to Wembley again and you want something to show for every season. This is an opportunity to definitely do that.
“We know we’re going to be up against a great team but they have their weaknesses and we’re more than capable of beating them if we get our gameplan right and perform on the day.
“There’s a lot more to come from me and hopefully this will be the first of more.”
So don’t listen to the naysayers that give Arsenal no chance, we should be used to that by now. There will hardly be any of the players that got beaten by Ostersunds in midweek so they won’t be tainted with unconfidence. We can win, and we will win!
Come on You Gunners!!!!