I got to say I'm very happy that we got ManU in the semi final instead of the final. The biggest reason for that is that we WILL win the league (Unless FA managed to spoil it for us with 10 matches suspensions for Campbell, Vieira and Henry for having too short hair or something) and ManU would be even more determined to beat us and it would also very much ruin a wonderful season if we lost the last game (and a very important trophy) of the season to ManUre.
It was always going to be us against Man U in the semis. I had this feeling it would be. It would be pretty strange if we got to the final, because we would have played a Premiership side in every round and then we would play a non-Premiership team in the final.
I'm quite confident about this one, but let's not underestimate them.
The beauty about a Man Utd - Arse game, FA Cup or league, it doesnt matter which team is in form and which is underachieving as both teams have great quality to win it on the day. Arsenal might be the stand out team this season, but that doesnt mean much when they play United in a 90 minute showdown of luck, passion and brutality. Expect a lot of blood ..remember OT earlier on in the season? Both of the sides will be fired up for this one.
the draw wasn't surprising. actually it was quite a relief since its obvious that we'll have to meet the mancs at some time in the competition. i would rather have them in the semis because it would mean that IF we win, we will face a nationwide side in the finals. no disrespect to millwall, tranmere or sunderland, but whoever wins the arsenal-united semi WILL win the cup. IF we win against united it will ease the pressure on this particular competition, giving us more room and energy to concentrate on the prem (at which time will still have the likes of newcastle, liverpool and our beloved sp*rs coming up next) and hopefully, the latter stages of the champions league. also, if we win here and at highbury (assuming we dont lose points to the likes of bolton and blackburn) we might have just laid united's domestic season to rest. not going to be easy, but there's good reason to be optimistic.
i just hope the stupid friendly in between those two big fixtures dont give us problems like the last one.
Arsenal appealed to get the match moved to Millenium Stadium and brought forward a day and lo and behold it's been done. Now I have to go all the way up to Cardiff for the day.
I really don't know why you lot wanted it switched to Cardiff considering you couldn't fill your allocation in the last round, and also the last time we played each other at Cardiff your end was only half full.
don't worry Suicide,it will be full this time,just our mob are a little bit more discerning than your mentallists,all that way for a friendly match and all that expense when we go there every year anyway. :tongue:
stop moaning,this means more United fans can see it as well,which must be a good thing,all you seem to be worried about is a bit of an extra drive,you old woman.
oh and the time is good for both parties,we may both still be playing in the CL the week after that.
Arsenal lost to Crystal Palace 2:3 yesterday and they have much less chances to be in the top 4 in the end of the season. What do you think about their conditions now? Can they get Europa League's title or be in the top 4?
Seriously now... how does this man survive every time?
How does a manager with fantastic funds get away with insisting Giroud and Sanogo as your forward options are good enough? :googly:
Man City have 4 forwards and each one is better than Giroud and Sanogo combined.
Wenger ALWAYS makes...