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Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Feb 28, 2020.


Who will go through to the Quarter-Final?

Poll closed Mar 2, 2020.
  1. Arsenal

  2. Portsmouth

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  1. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Established Member

    I've always loved the FA Cup especially our wins. However, if we can't make top 4, I see no point winning this to spend another season in the EL which results in us playing catch up in the PL. It was okay when it came with CL qualification but if as many said, the FA Cup wins brought Wenger time he didn't deserve, I don't want this to ease the pressure at board level. I hate seeing us losing but so much of the good we do seems to be bad for us as a club atm. That said, I'll cheer any goal we score.
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  2. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    Would be nice, but will mean nothing in the grand scheme of things. I'd expect Sp*rs or a smaller club to see winning it as positive.
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  3. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    So why do we support a club? Isn't football supposed to be all about trophies? I know fa cup is not PL or CL or even EL but it's nice trophy to have and add to our 13.
  4. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Established Member

    It will be wonderful to win this if it comes with the miracle of CL qualification. The club is bleeding to death and the FA Cup is a plaster that we'll soon forget if the close season and new season don't go well.
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  5. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    Bunch of debbie downers imo
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  6. roz

    roz Fake News Merchant

    Sick of these shiyte “fans” that think the FA cup is beneath us or not worth the energy. Disgraceful. Why even be interested in football? Why follow a team ? Why join a football forum? Weirdos.
  7. 14Henry

    14Henry Well-Known Member

    Because while it is a trophy winning the FA cup doesnt help to built for next season. It doesnt lure players nor provide financial rewards whereas getting into champions league enables the club to attract better players and provide more money. Unfortunately that is what is needed for the club to go forward. We won FA cups in the past and we went backwards.

    People bang on about Wenger and top 4 but he didnt use that to the clubs advantage. Signing mediocre players and dilly dallying over a million here and a million there.

    Arteta would maybe learn from that.

    So while the FA cup is something its just not a priority or enough. Like you being in debt of £1000 and having the chance to win £20 quid in a free raffle. It's a bonus but not enough.
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  8. Underhill

    Underhill Well-Known Member

    Ofc Champions League is more important than FA-cup. But we are not in that position.
  9. roz

    roz Fake News Merchant

    win trophies, go backwards. Legit logic right there
  10. Arsenal1508

    Arsenal1508 Mods are unethical! Ozil, come assist me please!

    Cough Wigan.
  11. 14Henry

    14Henry Well-Known Member

    Did we win fa cups a few years back? Where are we now?

    You would argue a black cat was white. Nobody ever said they signed for Arsenal to win FA cups.

    An FA cup does not make Arsenal look anymore attractive than without one. If we arent playing in Champions League we are signing mediocre players. Simple as. And that in turn means we stay crap.
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  12. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    Sir Klopp, football master and president of the universe doesn't like it so it must be rubbish.
  13. roz

    roz Fake News Merchant

    Guess it must be a trend then :frustrated:
  14. 14Henry

    14Henry Well-Known Member

    Yeah hes too busy polishing his champions league and in the process of ordering more polish for the incoming PL trophy. When he joined he said in 4 years he would have a league title. 4th year he has delivered and more. Notice that the FA cup wasnt his stepping stone. It was breaking into the top 4 and attracting better players.
  15. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    That's nice and all but none of it makes the FA Cup not important
  16. 14Henry

    14Henry Well-Known Member

    Nobody is saying it is completely unimportant. What we are saying is that it will not improve our options for next year or our potential to kick on. Why? Because it has been proven.

    Plus what in the world makes fans think we have any chance of winning it when we cant beat Olympiakos at home.
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  17. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Win. Only trophy we can win now.
  18. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    ...a hard fought draw in our nearly season of 2007-2008, some proper Arsenal heroes in the Portsmouth team.

    Arsenal fans singing "Almunia, England's number one" :lol:
  19. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    This would literally be THE season to go for the domestic cup considering our season is all but over.

    People still finding a way to make it seem pointless though, I guess this is why this tournament isnt considered as prestigious as it used to be. People unecessarily ****ting on it.
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  20. The_Playmaker

    The_Playmaker Established Member


    Most likely if we heavily rotate. Wouldn't be surprised to see Lacazette and Özil start though with AMN in a ditch somewhere.
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