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11 December 2015

Can anyone stop Arsenal winning the FA Cup again?

The FA Cup is undoubtedly one of the most famous and prestigious domestic cup competitions in world football, with its ability to produce endless drama and headline-making giant-killings being the pinnacle of everything that is great about it. Lower and non-league teams get the opportunity to pit their wits against the Premier League big boys, with Reading and Bradford City last year proving that reaching the latter stages is by no means impossible for teams outside out of the top flight. It promises to be yet another fascinating tournament, and with the 3rd Round Draw producing eye-catching fixtures such as Exeter v Liverpool, Oxford v Swansea and Everton v Dagenham or Whitehawk, there is real potential for a big upset.

Arsenal are the team that the other sixty-three clubs remaining in the 2015/2016 FA Cup will be looking to knock off their perch, with Arsene Wenger’s men on the cusp of history by becoming only the third team after Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers to win the trophy three years in a row. However, a spate of injuries to key players such as Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla may explain why the Gunners are only second favourites at 13/2 with Betway to achieve the historic feat. The upcoming January transfer window may be a great opportunity for Wenger to add the strength in numbers that Arsenal have been crying out for, but they have enough quality at their disposal to fancy their chances once again, particularly with a home tie against struggling Sunderland to start their FA Cup campaign off with.

Manchester City have been installed as early favourites at 6/1 to end Arsenal’s stranglehold on the FA Cup and bring the trophy back to the Etihad Stadium. This may come as a surprise to those who have seen Manuel Pellegrini’s side struggle to impose themselves in recent week, especially without influential captain Vincent Kompany as they have looked anything but secure in defence. It will inevitably come down to Sergio Aguero to lead from the front yet again, with the Argentine striker capable of winning games on his own. His quality may be enough for those consider placing a bet on who’ll make the FA Cup final with Coral to pick Manchester City, but they will have to get past a potentially tough test at Norwich if they are to progress past the 3rd Round and have any hopes of achieving glory.

Although Manchester United and Chelsea are both 7/1 shots, both are enduring their own struggles at the present moment. The former have recently suffered the ignominy of dropping into the Europa League after crashing out of the Champions League, with Louis Van Gaal under increasing pressure following the lack of entertaining football that his team are playing, while the latter have endured a major fall from grace by going from Premier League champions to being just two points away from the relegation zone this season. It could, therefore, see Liverpool stand the best chance of emerging as real FA Cup contenders, with Jurgen Klopp making an instant impact at Anfield. The former Borussia Dortmund manager has transformed the way that Liverpool play, and with the January transfer window coming up, they could put themselves in serious contention to challenge for silverware this season.

The FA Cup always has the potential of throwing up shocks and surprises along the way, and although teams from the Championship and below should not discount themselves from having a chance, there are potential dark horses that could go all the way. Current Premier League leaders Leicester are enjoying a wonderful season under Claudio Ranieri and continue to go from strength to strength, while West Ham have beaten the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool away from home already. Both are 33/1 shots to lift the FA Cup, while Everton could also have a chance with the quality of football they are currently playing under Roberto Martinez. With Romelu Lukaku and Gerard Deulofeu in superb form for the Toffees, their odds of 16/1 represents good value for a team that look extremely strong at present and could fancy a good cup run.



#arsenal

29 May 2014

Arsenal – FA Cup Winners 2014

Congratulations to Arsenal, winners of FA Cup 2014!

Lukasz Fabianski, Bacary Sagna, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Kieran Gibbs, Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Özil, Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud, Arsene Wenger.



#aaron-ramsey #arsenal #arsene-wenger #bacary-sagna #fa-cup #kieran-gibbs #laurent-koscielny #lukas-podolski #lukasz-fabianski #mesut-ozil #mikel-arteta #olivier-giroud #per-mertesacker #santi-cazorla

10 February 2016

Ogbonna’s last minute goal

It took West Ham United 120 munites, but they managed to beat Liverpool and proceed to the next round in FA cup. Here is Angelo Ogbonna’s header in a Sensible Soccer version.



#angelo-ogbonna #fa-cup #west-ham-united

26 September 2015

Will Arsene Wenger retire at the end of the season?

 

After taking over as Arsenal manager in 1996, perhaps the time has come for Wenger to consider his retirement at the end of the 2015-16 campaign. The Frenchman has led the Gunners to a number of successes, including six FA Cup trophies, three Premier League titles and that ‘Invincibles’ season in the 2003-04 campaign.

Arsenal’s success has dried up in recent years, however, and only back-to-back FA Cup triumphs have saved Wenger from the sack. In a week where Arsenal claimed a 2-1 victory away at archrivals Tottenham Hotspur and Wenger announced that he was set to separate from his wife Annie, we take a look at the chances of the Frenchman departing from the club at the end of the season.

Wenger’s record at the club is absolutely sensational but he has failed to lead a serious title challenge since their last success in 2004. Without a doubt, the Frenchman is a world class manager and will deservedly leave the Emirates Stadium with a long-standing legacy that is almost unrivalled in the modern era. This season, many believed that Arsenal could win the Premier League title but they have endured an inconsistent start to the campaign. For more news, results and information on the Gunners, you can visit Coral’s website.

Many Arsenal fans have been calling for Wenger’s head for quite some time but it could be argued that he has earned the right to depart as and when he wants to. The Frenchman is, after all, the most celebrated and successful manager in the illustrious history of Arsenal Football Club and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see the club pay their respects and recognise his achievements in some way.

Unfortunately, Wenger is looking a lot frailer in his old age. Whether this is due to the intense media pressure or inconsistent opinion of the supporters, the Gunners boss almost looks ready for retirement and his tactical nous, which was once his greatest trait of all, has been questioned by pundits, players and fans throughout the game.

It would be foolish to suggest that Wenger has completely lost his managerial nous but there are certainly plenty of signs that would support such an opinion. Arsenal need a fresh, young manager to take the club to the next level. At times, Wenger appears a little too content in his role at Arsenal – as if he knows that the club would never sack him.

Arsene Wenger is one of the greatest managers in all-time and there is no doubt that his managerial career will be viewed as a huge success in years to come. Manchester United struggled to adapt after Sir Alex Ferguson left the club and Arsenal will find it equally as tricky to move on. While the Frenchman is yet to make a decision on his future, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see him announce his retirement – a choice that will be respected, if not welcomed, by the majority of Arsenal fans.

In Collaboration with Superserp.



#arsene-wenger

23 May 2016

Alan Pardew Dnace

Have you seen the Manchester United and Crystal palace in FA Cup Final? Have you seen Alan Pardew’s dance performance? Here it is in 8bit version.



#alan-pardew #crystal-palace

16 February 2014

Sturridge helps Fabianski with his boot laces

During the match between Arsenal and Liverpool for the FA Cup, Daniel Sturridge gives a hand to the goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and ties his boots



#arsenal #daniel-sturridge #liverpool #lukasz-fabianski

27 January 2014

Arsenal fans and the lights out in Emirates Stadium

Arsenal fans helping out with their smartphones when the lights went out during the match against Coventry City for FA cup in the Emirates Stadium.



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06 January 2014

Walcott’s gesture to Tottenham fans

Theo Walcott makes a 2-0 gesture to Tottenham fans in the FA cup match:



#arsenal #theo-walcott

26 June 2013

Ryan Giggs hairy chest celebration in 1999

Ryan Giggs celebrates his goal showing his hairy chest, during a FA Cup match in 1999 between Manchester United and Arsenal. You can see a video of the amazing goal and his celebration here.



#manchester-united #ryan-giggs #celebration #premier-league

12 May 2013

Ben Watson’s goal

Ben Watson’s header and the goal against Manchester City that gave the FA cup title to Wigan Athletic.



#ben-watson #manchester-city #wigan-athletic #permier-league

16 April 2013

Aguero vs David Luiz

FA Cup semi-final, Chelsea against Manchester City in Wembley. Sergio Aguero forgets football and shows the power of his two footed tackle to David Luiz.



#chelsea #david-luiz #manchester-city #sergio-kun-aguero #premier-league