Category Archives: FA cup news

Arsenal bosses warning – Don’t underestimate Wigan…or else!!

Arsene Wenger has clearly been drumming it into the Arsenal players that they cannot take Saturday’s FA cup opponents lightly, despite the fact that they are in a league below us. It is probably unnecessary because the form the Gunners are in at the moment, we would not be that confident of beating anyone.

The Frenchman does not want to make the players nervous, but he does want them to remember that this Wigan team are the holders of the FA cup and put out the favourites Man City in the last round. That shock result was a huge boost for the Gunners, but we have to ensure that we don’t make the same mistake as City, who were guilty of underestimating the team from the Championship.

Wigan crank up the pressure! Will Arsenal cope?

Wigan may be the underdogs of this game but the pressure is certainly on Arsenal, who need to end what will otherwise be 9 years without a major trophy. Almost a decade ago Arsenal won the FA Cup with that famous penalty shoot out with Manchester United, this time however, our opponents Wigan Athletic don’t quite boast the same stature, but will be a hard test nonetheless.

Why this Arsenal fan is giving away his Wembley ticket!!

“This fan is NOT going to Wembley!” by P.H.

Hi all you Gooners. Firstly, before I get shot down in flames by all of you, I hope Arsenal pull off a brilliant win on Saturday at Wembley, and then win the FA Cup in May to end what seems to be a never-ending trophy drought. The players certainly deserve it, for they have struggled away with the bare bones of a squad, and have battled through to this stage, and the fans above all certainly deserve it for spending their hard earned money watching their team. For so many of us Arsenal F.C. is a substitute for … so many other things in life. Does anything spoil our weekends more than seeing us lose? Sad, aren’t we?!

Arsenal will NOT mess up another trophy chance says Szczesny

All this talk about nine years without a trophy is getting more tired and boring for Arsenal fans than the average TV schedule on Dave, but the fact is that, should the Gunners fail to win the FA cup at Wembley in May, that is how long it will have been since Patrick Vieira scored the winning penalty against Manchester United in 2005.

It’s time for the REAL Arsenal fans to step forward…

So-called Arsenal fans by Mikey B

I expect lots of criticism for this article on Arsenal, but that’s okay because I’m saying it as I see it. The term fan is used so loosely these days. Most of the so called ‘fans’ these days, however, are really just followers that appear to know everything there is to know about football and the inner workings of Arsenal football club. They are fickle and complain when the going gets tough. I don’t know about you, but that’s not my definition of a fan, heck I wouldn’t even classify it as a supporter, because in situations that are tough for the club, manager and players, when the support is most needed, that is when you see the true fans and supporters.

Arsenal MUST win things or I’m off says Cazorla!!

Santi Cazorla has made a statement that I am sure will rock a few Arsenal hearts and test the minds of others. In a recent interview with an independent reviewer, reporting for Sport360.com, the Spaniard suggested that he would consider moving to another club if Arsenal continue to fail. As he approaches 30. the midfield maestro is running out of time to add to his single intertoto cup winner’s medal and that is weighing on his mind.

Arsenal’s FA cup opponents have their own problems

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that Arsenal head into a massive game for the club in not exactly the best form or frame of mind. But it could be so much worse for us. If Wigan Athletic had not pulled off a shock result against Man City in the last round, our hopes of finally adding another trophy to the cabinet would be very thin indeed.

As it is, Wigan are no mugs and the Gunners are going to have to play better than we did against Everton to make the final, but our opponents have got their own problems to think about. It sounds strange, but Wigan having won it last year could actually help Arsenal.

Charisma, confidence, belief – How do Arsenal get them back?

Arsene Wenger pulled no punches after his Arsenal team were comprehensively outplayed by Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday. The Frenchman may not know exactly why things have got so bad for the Gunners, but he has clearly identified what was wrong with the players, as reported by Arsenal.com. Identifying the issues and fixing tham, however, are two very different things.

Wenger said, “Certainly psychologically we have lost a bit of confidence. Today as well we were behind early, Everton were very good on the counter-attacks but I still feel we had a lot of the ball but were not really dangerous.

Arsenal look to history and the future this weekend

Despite not having the same financial muscle as many English teams, past and present, Arsenal go into this weekend’s FA cup semi-final against Wigan Athletic set to write a new chapter in the history of the oldest cup competition in the world.

It just goes to show what Arsenal Football Club is one of the biggest and best known names in world football, when you realise that a victory against the Championship club at Wembley would be the Gunners’ 18th win at the semi-fianl stage of the FA cup. That would equal the record currently held by Man United.

BANG – Ramsey back in Arsenal squad for Everton

This is the news that every Arsenal fan has been waiting for since the start of the year. Aaron Ramsey, the player who was voted as Player of the Month by Gooners for the first four months of the season, Super Aaron Ramsey, is back in the Arsenal squad to face Everton on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger has given Arsenal.com an injury update and it really is a massive boost to the Gunners’ hopes for the rest of the season. There is more good news about Nacho Monreal, as the Spanish left back is also back in the squad for Sunday, but none of the other injured Gunners are ready yet.

Is Wenger really as safe as Arsenal players believe?

Should Wenger’s Future be decided by the recent form? by Ash

There has been a lot of speculation surrounding Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, and his future at Arsenal, with suggestions he may well leave come the end of the season. The rumours occurred after the 6-0 defeat to Chelsea however since then, reports surrounding a new contract for the Frenchman have once again arisen.

Two major players for the Gunners, number one keeper Wojciech Szczesny and club captain Thomas Vermaelen, have come out to publicly back the boss and rubbish any rumours about the Prof leaving, but can we really believe them, and would they really know if his time was running out anyway?

Wigan watch – What Arsenal can expect in FA cup semi

It is fair to say that the least that can be expected of Arsenal in the Premier League is fourth place this season. But even after the recent struggles, a decent looking run in should give Arsenal their annual spot in the Champions League.

What Arsene Wenger, the players and fans really need this season is a trophy so that we do not have to be reminded on a daily basis by rival fans, media and football commentators, that the Gunners have not won anything in a while. It will be great for us fans to have something to celebrate, but I think it is even more important for the future.