Is there a more pleasurable sound in football fandom than the howls of derision from pundits and experts as a decision goes against the team they all so obviously back? On and on they droned about Leroy Sane’s looping cross which was ruled to have curled out of play before it was poked home by … Continue reading FA CUP: A rare moment of glory for hard-working Arsenal as they enjoy a strong semi.
Winning any competitive cup competition is something worth celebrating but would getting their hands on the FA Cup salvage what has been a pretty miserable season for Arsenal? It certainly couldn’t do any harm, it’s fair to say that much. What it will not do, however, is assuage the feelings of anger and frustration from … Continue reading Would winning the FA Cup salvage Arsenal’s season?
Given his general resistance to reactionary change, Arsene Wenger’s decision to employ three at the back against Middlesbrough on Monday came as something of a surprise. While the move may not have proved the panacea to all the ills plaguing the team at the moment, it did prove itself pretty solid in the first half … Continue reading Will Arsene Wenger stick with three at the back for FA Cup clash with Manchester City?
The gods of the cup draw have, over the years, been both cruel and kind to Arsenal. In the Champions League, we seem to have committed some grievous sin in the distant past that has forever condemned us to draw the strongest teams in Europe at the earliest possible opportunity. In domestic competition, however, we … Continue reading Cup draw gods smile on Arsenal again but they can’t count on any more divine intervention
If there was ever a doubt in your mind about the importance and impact of confidence on the way a team performs, Arsenal’s victory over Lincoln was the perfect case-in-point. The Gunners have lurched from one debacle to the next in the last few months and, for the first 45 minutes of their FA Cup … Continue reading Second-half performance against Lincoln shows difference confidence can make to Arsenal
It has felt like an absolute eternity since we last played a game of football so it is with a great deal of relief that the focus can turn at last back to events taking place on the pitch today - even if it will only prove a temporary distraction. In reality, it has only … Continue reading Arsenal vs Lincoln: Why the Gunners must win, and win well.
Arsenal’s superior quality ultimately told as they put in a businesslike performance to get past Sutton in the FA Cup on Monday night. For the most part it was a collected, tidy performance that ensured Sutton were unable to get a head of steam going, and the crowd was kept nicely subdued. In short, the … Continue reading No FA Cup upset for Arsenal as they do enough to see off non-league Sutton