FA CUP FINAL: Alexis is proper motivated

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It’s nearly here everyone. Our chance to defend the FA Cup against Villa, it lands tomorrow.

The weather has taken a turn for the worst, there are gales outside and the rain is upsetting anyone who had planned to get blitzed in the sun tomorrow.

It’s a really tough call with the final. How much booze are you willing to consume? Back when it was a 1500 kick off, you’d meet at 12 and you’d be fine. When the time creeps out to 1730, you can easily consume 400 pints by then… then you don’t remember anything and spend the whole time going to the toilet (oh hi 30 years old).

I’m really mulling over my pre-game beer plan. I don’t want to forget another cup final.

Team news is pretty standard. We have a full squad to choose from bar WELBZ and obviously Abou Diaby.

Aaron Ramsey is excited about tomorrow. He reckons it’s all about the fans.

“It’s always important to have your fans behind you and supporting you,” said Ramsey. “Even though we went 2-0 down last year at Wembley [against Hull City], you could still really hear them trying to get us back into the game.

“I felt they played a major part in getting us back into it, getting over the final hurdle and winning the game.

“They’re massive to us and you could see the amount of support that they give us, even on the parade last year when we had 250,000 fans on the streets. You can see how much it means to them.

“Hopefully we can give them something like that again and make it another day to remember.”

Amen to that Aaron. We need to be loud all day tomorrow. I really hope the ground it filled with electricity and I hope if things go wrong, which, let’s be honest, they usually do… we back the team with decibellic voice and rambunctious passion.

Still in two minds about what the plan is going to be tomorrow. Villa have quite a bit of pace in their side and they have a number of players who can do spectacular things given the chance. Fabian Delph has been playing really well under Tim Sherwood, he has a great range of passing and he’s a good team driver. I think Benteke, on his day, can be irrepressible (< too far?). He has great feet, he holds the ball up well and he’s very dangerous on the ground or in the air. Agbonlohor is also a bit of a pain in the arse if he fancies it.

Tomorrow is almost perfect for Tim Sherwood style managementz. It’s a one off. It’s all about the occasion and Tim knows how to fire people up and make ’em feel a millions bucks. Ramsey is wary…

“It’s not going to be an easy game, we’re aware of that, but all the lads are even more hungry to win something this time around. We want the feeling that we had last year and we want to go on and win more things.”

I really don’t know what to think. It’ll either be 4-0 to Arsenal or it’ll be really, really tight and horrible. Based on general Wembley / Arsenal occasions, I’d say it’s going to be thoroughly horrible. Which is fine, as long as we end the day heroes.

Now we’re a team that prepares, it’ll be fascinating to see whether we’ve learned the lessons of Monaco. Do we have a game plan focused on taking down their strengths, are we going to hone in on their weaknesses? What’s the thinking. We’ve had a week off, which is plenty of time to plot a downfall. It’s also enough time to recover those aching legs and get some energy back in the system.

Hopefully there’s no ‘little bit jaded’ in the side.

Well, we know there won’t be from Alexis.

“Today we watched a video about Arsenal’s previous wins and thanks to the clips I trained with even more motivation. I hope we can win the cup so the Arsenal supporters are happy.”

BIG DAY TOMORROW. Don’t go out tonight and ruin yourselves. You need fresh livers tomorrow.

Have a good one! xxx

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  1. Wallace

    tunny

    i think it’ll be 3 coming in, one being a GK to replace Szcz. really liking the Ki link. think he’s just the kind of midfielder we need, and that would leave the big money for an attacking player, although no idea who that would be.

  2. northern gooner

    What did he wear ?
    he wore, he wore,
    he wore his lucky undies.
    He wore his lucky undies.
    In the merry month of May.
    And when, I asked,
    Oh why he wore his undies,
    he said it’s for The Arsenal,
    And we’re going to Wembley!
    Wembley,
    Wembley,
    We’re the famous Arsenal,
    And we’re going to Wembley!

  3. Thank you and goodnight

    I will not lie, slightly shitting myself today. On paper we should be far to strong for them. Unfortunately we are the Arsenal and we like to make things hard for ourselves. COYG

  4. Thank you and goodnight

    @Northern

    Little man all good I hope mate?

    Be honest, do you wash your lucky underpants?

  5. GuNZ

    TYAG
    No point in just slightly shitting yourself my friend. Force feed yourself a sprout and chilli-blancmange vindaloo washed down with several pints of Guinness and a half pint of curdled baileys with green chartreuse, let rip a huge and sour one, allow the follow through – job done. Enjoy the game with a purged system. It should also ensure you get plenty of room in whichever pub you choose to view the game.

  6. northern gooner

    TYAG & KWIK

    They are washed and ready to go.
    Come 7.30pm they will either be going in the arsenal museum or will be on the BBQ in back garden.

    TYAG
    Thanks for asking. Hes well and on the mend. Just waiting for the 20000 scabs to come off. Hows your lot doing.

  7. Thank you and goodnight

    @GuNz

    Ha ha ha. Cheers for the advice.

    @Northern

    Glad he’s on the mend mate. Hopefully you’ve had bit more sleep these last few days. Mine all good for now mate.

  8. GuNZ

    Right it’s time. Finished the bottle of red and it’d be a mistake to start on the white as I’ve got to be up in 6 hours time. Got my Gooners shirt out and ready (not the yellow one unfortunately although the red and white one is trying to go in that direction around the armpit areas), got my screaming and shouting head ready to put on Worzel Gummidge style. The missus has told me I am dead if wake her up when I go out. I have told her that when we win she is in for a damn good time upon my return and to watch the early morning news for the goal-scorers’ names as it will be those I scream out when I come.

  9. Thank you and goodnight

    @Sal

    Hopefully your old man will be looking down on the game today and the Arsenal give both you something to smile about.

  10. Thank you and goodnight

    @GuNz

    Ha ha ha. Like to see you try and explain why you shouted out mid orgasm ” the coq” if he scores today. 😀

  11. GuNZ

    TYAG

    She’ll just think I’m being arrogant again, calling my own name when I come. She keeps telling me I’m a bit of a cock. Maybe I’ll disguise it if Coq scores and just crow when I get to the vinegar stroke.

  12. GuNZ

    Damn it. Just cracked a bottle of white ‘just to check how it tastes’. Bloody lovely! Got to limit myself to the one and get to bed as there’s no way I’ll be able to drink my way up to kick off and through the game.

    Tread boldly lovely Gunners. Great day coming up. Don’t mullah yourselves too badly before the game. See you in the morning.