I'll be honest and admit that when Arsenal were drawn away to Cardiff I wasn't filled with glee. I thought that the tie could be a potential banana skin for us and defeat would give the Arsenal haters another reason to have a pop.
An away draw in the FA Cup at Cardiff is a very difficult game. Cardiff can cause any team big problems at home, the crowd are very intimidating and this almost acts as an extra player for them.
We've come through a potentially difficult afternoon with a draw. Admittedly a draw isn't the best result because of an already hectic fixture list now becoming even more hectic, but at least our name is in the fifth round and we find out who we will play if we beat Cardiff in the replay.
We have to try and take the positives from this. As I've said, a draw wasn't the best result but we've remained unbeaten for a while now. It's another game undefeated and the side can gain confidence from that.
Arsenal have found clean sheets hard to come by this season and today's was a bonus. It gives the defence a boost and defenders always cherish not conceding as much as strikers score goals.
Song had his best game in an Arsenal shirt but we must remember that it came against a Championside side. He still has to go a long way to convincing me he is Arsenal quality but credit is due where credit is due.
The FA Cup is full of shocks and I'm glad that Arsenal have avoided one. I'll admit that being happy we avoided a shock doesn't show the greatest of ambitions but at least we are in the draw for the fifth round.
Keep it Goonerish.............