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Monday, November 28, 2011

Can Arsenal claim the FA Cup in the 2011/12 season?

At the start of the Premier League season my hopes were not set high for The Gunners; this being due to some miserable performances alongside some uninspiring signings.

In the past few weeks my opinion has changed dramatically, especially so when regarding the signings that current boss – Arsene Wenger – made during the summer transfer window of 2011.

The signing of Ivory Coast international Gervinho from French outfit Lille has to be the London club’s most impressive signing. Wenger paid a fee thought to be in and around the region of £10.7 million for the talented Ivorian.

So far, Gervinho has caused all sorts of problems to each of the opposition he has come up against. The various opponents that Arsenal will face in the FA Cup will certainly be wary of the pacey winger. Those following the latest FA Cup betting should remember this.

The Gunner’s last outing in the FA Cup didn’t end too brightly as they were beaten in the Sixth Round by Premier League rivals Manchester United 2-0 at Old Trafford with a goal from Brazilian international Fabio in the 28th minute, and English superstar Wayne Rooney following up in the 49th minute.

Wenger must have been devastated with this result as Arsenal have not won a cup since the FA Cup back in the 2004/05 season where they beat Manchester United 5-4 in a grueling penalty shootout.

In this season’s FA Cup, another player that is going to be on the minds of opposing managers will be English international Theo Walcott.

His sublime pace is sure to frighten the life out of each of the teams Arsenal happen to play during their FA Cup campaign.

With Arsenal desperate for a trophy, they have every chance of going all the way and tasting glory at Wembley.

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