Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players will obviously be heading to Brighton today with the idea of beating the Championship side Brighton and booking the Gunners a place in the fifth round of the FA cup. I am not suggesting that we `play for a draw` by any means.
But I am suggesting that we try to play with some of the solidity and determination that won us the game against Man City at the Etihad stadium last weekend. The manager and his players should not go all guns blazing today and they should not worry too much and throw caution to the wind if the lower league side give us a rough ride. Neither should the Arsenal fans be too upset if we have to bring Brighton back to north London for a cup replay at the Emirates stadium.
I am sure that Man United fans were gutted about failing to beat Cambridge United on Friday night but, having seen all the shocks yesterday leaving half of the Premier League teams, including the current top three, knocked out and with four of us still to play, they will be feeling a lot better about life.
\\it is not as if a replay would be too much trouble for Arsenal after all, as we have not had a busy fixture schedule recently. The most important thing for us is to be in the draw tomorrow and a stalemate away today would do that. So should we be compact and cautious against Brighton today?