Our Arsenal fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping to gain a little advantage in the London Derby semi-final tonight against Chelsea.
Arsenal dropped out of the top four for the first time under Arsene Wenger’s time in charge last season and with the Frenchman looking like retiring within the next 18 months (hopefully), a piece of silverware other than the FA Cup would be a nice way to go out.
Having been knocked out of the FA Cup at weekend, the Gunners will surely use that to motivate them through to the final in February and use it, very much like Man United did last season to spur on their Europa League charge. In fact, many of our resident Gunners believe it’s a must.
If Wenger is to have a solid second half of the season, our punters believe that building momentum is going to be key, and there’s no better place to start than against their local rivals in the cup.
Our landlord thinks, should Wenger choose these two players, the Gunners’ season will still be very much alive…