Manchester United away is one of the hardest tasks in football at any given time. When you have as many out injured or missing from the game as we have, it doe's make it just that slightly more harder. But we just have to get on with it and I'm sure the players, whoever plays, will give 100% and us Gooners cannot ask for more than that.
I'm sure the ManUSA players may be confident of victory over such a decimated side and will feel that this game will have an impact on the title race as well. Tevez seems to think so, such as '99 proved. But this is the FA Cup, and things don't always go as planned.
We'll get the usual build up, United too strong, Arsenal above themselves. Don't fall for it. This is a chance for all those Gunners to show what they can do today. They won't have a bigger stage than an 5th round FA Cup game at Old Trafford to play in and I'm sure the players are relishing it.
We're always at our best with our backs against the wall, as we are proving this season when everyone and their dog believed we were finished. Its a game where we're up against it from the off and a win could really set us up for the remainder of the season.
I dont think defeat is the be-all and end-all that some people make it out to be. We've seen how these players react to defeat this season and they react well. So that won't have serious repurcussions if it happens. Although I fancy us to go there and get a result. Whether it's a win, I dont know. But I don't think we're lose today. I'm quitely confident.
Another thing, when the draw was made and some Gooners must have groaned, don't forget that the Manc's and Cockney Manc's and Manc's everywhere would have done the same. They wouldn't have wanted Arsenal at this stage. Believe me....
So lets be positive, get behind the side and later on hopefully I'll posting on here without making too sense (not that I usally do!) after a few drinks to celebrate!!
So keep it Goonerish.......