Wigan SLASH Arsenal Cup odds. Ours to lose…

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The Arsenal fan base make me smile. We beat Everton in clinical fashion having previously despatched of Spurs and Liverpool. The draw happens and with inevitable predictability, we earn a draw against Manchester City… who were playing Wigan at home.

THEN WIGAN TURNED THEM OVER!

What an absolute joke! Amazing win. That’s a team that have smashed all and sundry taking a beating from a side that lie outside the playoff zone in the Championship. An unbelievably terrible result.

So all that is in the way of Arsenal and a Cup Final win is Wigan and Hull / Sheffield Utd. How magic is that? Unbelievably magic. Paul Daniels meets David Copperfield at a swingers party with Debbie Magee magic. So magic, I think someone might find themselves punished with the ducking stool for witchcraft!

Anyway, I roll online after the result and all I’m faced with is…

‘Make no mistake, this will be tough’

Errrr… with all due respect to Wigan, they really shouldn’t be a tough game. We’ll be charged because it’s at Wembley, we have a bigger squad loaded with exceptional talent and we’ll be super focused.

‘What about Blackburn and Bradford’

What about Wenger’s record against lower league opposition the 16 years before? Almost unblemished. In fact, totally unblemished, right? Arsenal this season bar a couple of blips, haven’t really struggled against the minnows. This game isn’t one where we all falsely kid ourselves it’s a mountainous challenge. This game is a total banker we deserve after the awfully ridiculous run we’ve had so far. You get panned when saying we should forget about beating the best team in the world 3-0 away from home, then panned for ‘jinxing’ and average Wigan side from the championship.

… and for the record, just like Santa Claus and the Tooth fairy, there is no such thing as a jinx. It’s a figment of a mind that refuses to blame the real factors at hand when assessing a mishap / disaster. Wenger has to send those boys out onto that Wembley pitch more wired than a 16 year on his first pill at a rave. By then we’ll have Ramsey back, Koscielny should be fit and obviously, the main man, old Kimmy will be contributing to some seriously soiled defender pants.

A trophy will take the edge of league disappointment. It buys Wenger more time, whether that’s the right thing is a separate question. What an FA Cup gives the fans is a bit of a reward after 11 years of sucking it up. It’s a reward for being the sustainable model. It’s reward for Arsenal pushing things on as far as they could have. It could be the start of a new era…

In other news, I’ve been having a total laugh with my Spurs mates. They all thought Sherwood was the second coming of Terry Venables. Now they’re not so sure. What an absolute laugh that Chelsea game was. Two assists from Spurs players and some shocking defending elsewhere. Not that Spurs deserve to be beating Chelsea. Sherwood makes a mockery out of sacking AVB. At least that guy had a morsel of a clue what was going on!

Still, not my problem. Spurs fans problem. £100m and you effed it up. Magic. More magic than a Dennis Bergkamp greatest goals video session.

So tomorrow we face Bayern Munich. Does Wenger have the Spurs game in the back of his mind and the massive mountain we have to climb to achieve greatness in this game? Or will he go all out and attack the game for the win?

More on that tomorrow. Today, soak up the 100% better chance we have of winning something this season!

P.S. Thanks to Alex for contributing to yesterday’s match report. If anyone sees him out today, ask him if he’s ok covering posts in the second half of the week.

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  1. MidwestGun

    Kwik –
    To be honest I was speedy Fookerer, so I liked to score quickly, and then rest.
    Then score and rest. And repeat. Usually only twice
    . So I was a striker unless the code word was given.
    I only like to come from behind if the opponent plays an ugly style.

  2. Dan Ahern

    Can we have a serious discussion about LB real quick? Everybody is stressing over who will play there in Gibbs’s absence, but we’re talking about Robben here! All you have to do is not let him cut inside and you’re good. He has to have the shortest scouting video of all time. He’s a selfish price with one foot.

    Marking instructions:
    – Wait for the cut-in.
    – Don’t let him cut in.
    – Did he cut in yet? No? Wait for the cut-in.
    – Don’t let him cut in.
    – Have you let him cut in by accident? Try to block the inevitable shot.

  3. Romford Pele

    Lol you know what; Jenkinson did alright against Ribery last year. As much as I don’t think he’s ready, believe me, it’s better than Vermaelen playing LB.

  4. MidwestGun

    Dan A.
    I agree somewhat, but he likes to pop up in the middle also. And he was turning Monreal with ease. And if he gets even remotely near the box, hes going down. Plus he was cutting it back to Kroos and company with too much ease. Monreal was just backing, backing, backing like he was afraid to make a challenge. Would feel better with Gibbs. So its a concern for me.

  5. Invincibles

    @Gambon
    Do you work at gatwick geez? Hope you didn’t take offence about crawley mate, lived at ifield for 3 years. The house itself was lovely, but too many fuckwits in crawley mate.

  6. gambon

    “Broadfield? Langladesh? Do you work at the airport?”

    Lol, no i work in the city and no longer live in Crawley.

    Used to live Pound Hill/Three Bridges.

  7. Invincibles

    @gambon.
    My old man used to own the fish and chip shop in pound hill. Can’t remeber the name of it now, but used to be next to the pub. Saying that three bridges had a reputation for being a nicer part of crawley.

  8. Invincibles

    @Kwik
    Fuck me mate, I’d take on half the world for 30 seconds with Katy perry. I think she’s fucking lovely. More pic please, need to choke the chicken…..

  9. Tippitappi

    I’m relieved as any its Wigan and not Man City but be honest what makes any one think its going to be any easier for us than it was for shity unless Wigan may have peaked in that game and lets not forget these three teams especially the other two seem to have an imaginary axe to grind against us and will crank their performance up…… but yes, its still ours to lose . And lets hope wenger dose his homework for once

  10. MarbleHall

    The current regime at Arsenal haven’t got the tradition and heritage of Arsenal in their veins.
    Wenger inherited the winning mentality and profited by winning cups.
    The clubs identity has been hijacked and taken over by leeches and losers.

  11. Marko

    Must of been bought injured cause I’m pretty sure he hasn’t scored for Spurs. They”re shite anyway got no attacking identity.

  12. Marko

    He must of been bought injured cause I’m pretty sure he hasn’t scored for Spurs. They’re shit anyway got no attacking identity

  13. MadeToLoveMagic

    PEP

    When I analyse Arsenal and the first game (last month), we saw the quality of (Santi) Cazorla, we saw what happened until the (early) penalty (Mesut) Ozil missed, what happened in the first nine minutes they were the nine minutes in this season when the opponent was better against us. They remain a good club, a good team.”

    “They can create two or three really great chances in two or three minutes. If you play in a really good team like Arsenal and are 2-0 down, anything is possible.

    “People think ‘2-0 you don’t have a chance in Munich’, but that’s the main problem for us.

    “They have (Per) Mertesacker, (Tomas) Rosicky, (Kieran) Gibbs, (Mikel) Arteta a lot of very good players.

    “I do not want to see Ozil control the game. That will be a big problem for us.

    “This is not an easy game. We have to attack, give our best, be aggressive without the ball.”

  14. Toli83

    Unsurprising how no-one is discussing Munich this week. I just heard Sonogo is ruled out – bummer as could rested Giroud for Sunday.

    Gambon, where abouts it city do you work? I’m based out of Bank…

  15. Craigy

    Starting to feel excited about our chances of finally winning something, just hope to god we don’t mess it up, don’t think I could get over that disappointment, jus hope wenger don’t balls this up, he needs to keep our players fresh and get their minds right! Looks like ozil could be on his way to winning something in his first year 🙂 not bad! We fucking deserve this! Im optimistic but not deluded, it’s gonna be tough no doubt, but we should be blowing these away, fingers crossed boys ha ha 🙂

  16. KiyoshiIto

    Nasri’s MouthMarch 10, 2014 15:36:01
    @RPThough Drogba actually had a lot of dodgy games too.
    ———————————————————————-
    Nasri’s MouthMarch 10, 2014 15:53:35
    Yeah, he definitely had us sussed, but overall he had a fair few average seasons. He was really only exceptional in 2009/10
    ————————————————————-
    Nasri’s MouthMarch 10, 2014 16:20:38

    Yeah, on his day he was unplayable, but quite often (apart from against us of course) it wasn’t his day. That’s my point.
    ————————————————————–

    Nasri’s”Cock In”Mouth views on Drogba…!!!!

    Unf*cking believable…Could not make this shit up..

    Really..& no one,pulled him up on this..??!!

    Speechless.After those comments,that’s it..!!A bridge to far…I’m done on here….After that comment by NMouth..
    D.O.N.E.

    PS
    All the best to you guys out there.May your lives be blessed with happiness,love&success..

    PPS
    All the best to Arsenal,in future years to come.

  17. N5

    Ito back so soon after saying see you in the summer! you can’t stay away can you!

    Every comment! see you in the summer! every week, here you are again! you sad pathetic stalker of Nasri’s mouth. And you only call him cock in mouth because you wish yours was in his, but it’ll never happen, he has a girlfriend. Now get over it and move on.

  18. MidwestGun

    Hmmm well I thought Romford did pull NM up about Drogba. But to be honest whenever anyone talks about Drogba I tune it out. That fucker has caused me enough pain.

  19. reality check

    Some great banter today lads

    Kiyoshi….. laow it.

    Abit late but, southwest brave hearted. London.

    Streatnaam

  20. MidwestGun

    Just realized that the “bridge to far” was criticism of Drogba? Wtf? Who cares about that? After all the hundreds of comments that made him angry about Wenger, what pushed him over the edge was Drogba.

    What a joke. 🙄

  21. federa

    Where in “America” are you flying to? For the sake of editorial rectitude and to assuage the hurt of your Latin readers (well, some of us) you really should clarify. Is it North or South America? If the former, is it Canada, USA or Mexico; if the latter, is it …? You get the point! You may well wonder what has onosmatics -or geographical accuracy-gotta do with things football and the fact is a great deal indeed. If FIFA/UEFA – to the bewilderment of pub teams around the world-can admit Gibraltar to the ranks of nations then why not also the the Duck and Egg, The Bulls Head, The Rose and Crown, etc.

    “America” is no more a nation or a country (population 955million) than is “Gibraltar” (population 30,000) but you Mr Editor speak as if it were precisely pristinely that. Before you rush to “gizza a pint of what the lad’s been drinking” let me explain the relevance to our mutual love, the glorious Arsenal without compare. We are a nation in all but name with our history, our deep seated identity, our far-flung diaspora, our “population”, our flag and our colours. On our day, and with the wind in our favour, we can beat any team on this planet –club side or nation-so why not Munich? If Gibraltar can beat the Duck and Egg we can beat Bayern. End of. America would be too much to ask though. We can beat teams, but we cannot beat phantasmagoria.

    Good luck for tonight lads. Suerte. Prediction: 5 nil to the Arse.

  22. federa

    Where in “America” are you flying to? For the sake of editorial rectitude and to assuage the hurt of your Latin readers (well, some of us) you really should clarify. Is it North or South America? If the former, is it Canada, USA or Mexico; if the latter, is it …? You get the point! You may well wonder what has onosmatics -or geographical accuracy-gotta do with things football and the fact is a great deal indeed. If FIFA/UEFA – to the bewilderment of pub teams around the world-can admit Gibraltar to the ranks of nations then why not also the the Duck and Egg, The Bulls Head, The Rose and Crown, etc.

    “America” is no more a nation or a country (population 955million) than is “Gibraltar” (population 30,000) but you Mr Editor speak as if it were precisely pristinely that. Before you rush to “gizza a pint of what the lad’s been drinking” let me explain the relevance to our mutual love, the glorious Arsenal without compare. We are a nation in all but name with our history, our deep seated identity, our far-flung diaspora, our “population”, our flag and our colours. On our day, and with the wind in our favour, we can beat any team on this planet –club side or nation-so why not Munich? If Gibraltar can beat the Duck and Egg we can beat Bayern. End of. America would be too much to ask though. We can beat teams, but we cannot beat phantasmagoria.

    Good luck for tonight lads. Suerte. Prediction: 5 nil to the Arse.