Being realistic the FA Cup is the last throw of the dice for Arsenal to win silverware this season.
We have as much chance of winning the league as Frank Lampard trying Diet Coke, are out of the pint of Carling Cup and the way Barcelona are playing UEFA may as well hand them the Champions League trophy now.
Now I know that Arsene Wenger counts getting into the aforementioned Champions League as a trophy but I don't.
You can not hold Champions League qualification above your head to thousands of Gooners like a cup can you?
That's why I think Arsenal need to win the FA Cup this season more than ever.
Arsenal need a trophy to shake that trophy-less monkey from our backs. We need to shake that little bastard hard.
People say that the FA Cup is a little disrespected these days, that it takes a back seat in the priorities. Well, I'd agree with that.
Maybe to get the magic of the cup back it needs a little shake up.
Perhaps the winners should gain entry into the Champions League instead of 4th place in the league?
Then, if we won it, I'd actually agree with Wenger that getting into the Champions League was like winning a trophy!
Whatever the case, Arsene must take the FA Cup even more serious than ever.
In the past the Arsenal gaffer and the FA Cup had a love affair deeper than the Mariana Trench. He loved the cup and the cup loved him.
We need that passion back. We need the FA Cup to flirt with Wenger and bring out his romantic side again because I truly believe winning it would launch Arsenal into competing again.
Arsenal just lack that winning mentality. That's why losing the Carling Cup final last season had such a deep impact on the rest of the season. We collapsed in a spectacular way after that defeat.
Who knows? If we had won that final we may have gone on and had another historic season.
This campaign hasn't been ideal for Gooners. At times I have wanted to pull my hair out and find a little bloke to beat up. Unless he is hard.
Winning the FA Cup would be wonderful. We need it. We need it bad.
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