Cup Win Proves Arsenal Are Moving Forward

After eight minutes of Saturday's FA Cup final, it looked like Arsenal had blown another shot at silverware. But this team keeps proving its resilience, writes Matt Stanger...

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superheroday (Arsenal) says...

@Conway17. Thanks for pointing out the hammerings arsenal have received this season, you must have written that idiotic grin on your face. Please tell us about the season when the second coming of dalglish and the pittance( around 100 million) your club spent on winning the league cup. Did your angry self celebrant that glorious achievement ? Or did you highlight the overspending and 6th position in the league. Hmmm

Posted 1:53pm 20th May 2014

nellyknows (Arsenal) says...

Any rant from a Liverpool fan that carefully glosses over the fact that Arsenal beat Liverpool, on their voyage to be FA Cup champions can be, completely ignored!

Posted 1:45pm 20th May 2014

gunner14 (Arsenal) says...

Conway....you Liverpool fans really are tiresome...one good season (where you didn't actually win anything I may add) and you think you can comment on every other club. The big defeats haven't been forgotten as quickly as the two defeats you suffered at the hands of arsenal this season... We celebrated a cup win after we'd won it, you guys were celebrating a league win with 4 games to go....and everyone else was laughing at the end of the season. Next year you won't even make top 4 cos you'll actually have to play more than 50 games.

Posted 1:06pm 20th May 2014

macduff says...

Will someone else, preferably a Liverpool fan, tell @conwayt1 how bitter, stupid an childish he sounds,and how embarrassed you are to be associated with the same club as him.

Posted 1:04pm 20th May 2014

conwayt17 (Liverpool) says...

Still Not Impressed I've been baited hence I must respond. First off, Congratulations to Arsene for equalling the monumental achievements of Harry Redknapp and Alex McLeish in winning one domestic cup in 10 years. To achieve this against all odds, and against the mighty Hull is some feat! This of course, banishes eternally the argument that he can't win against big teams and the 6-3, 6-0 and 5-1 defeats are forgotten!  I have a quote for you all: "There are two trophies. One is the league and the other is the Champions League. When you go to sign players they do not ask "how did you perform in the FA Cup?"  Who said this? Arsene Wenger did! Then there's the assertion that winning the FA Cup will attract top signings. (Yet , I thought the 4th place trophy was supposed to attract the best?). When will Xavi be having his medical at Wigan then? They won it last year didn't they? A club with a wage bill over £150mil a year, a manager that's earned over £60mil in wages these last 9 years and the most expensive ticket prices in Europe...and the FA Cup is being celebrated like it was the World Cup itself! Look well done for winning it. This in the grand panorama though, changes nothing at all. Wenger isn't good enough, and all he's managed to do is finally match Wigan 'a achievements (Wigan beat a serious team in the final too). So with all due respect: if a FA Cup win is the elixir, does this mean we accept that Portsmouth and Wigan had been more successful teams than Arsenal until Saturday?

Posted 9:28am 20th May 2014

conwayt17 (Liverpool) says...

Still Not Impressed I've been baited hence I must respond. First off, Congratulations to Arsene for equalling the monumental achievements of Harry Redknapp and Alex McLeish in winning one domestic cup in 10 years. To achieve this against all odds, and against the mighty Hull is some feat! This of course, banishes eternally the argument that he can't win against big teams and the 6-3, 6-0 and 5-1 defeats are forgotten!  I have a quote for you all: "There are two trophies. One is the league and the other is the Champions League. When you go to sign players they do not ask "how did you perform in the FA Cup?"  Who said this? Arsene Wenger did! Then there's the assertion that winning the FA Cup will attract top signings. (Yet , I thought the 4th place trophy was supposed to attract the best?). When will Xavi be having his medical at Wigan then? They won it last year didn't they? A club with a wage bill over £150mil a year, a manager that's earned over £60mil in wages these last 9 years and the most expensive ticket prices in Europe...and the FA Cup is being celebrated like it was the World Cup itself! Look well done for winning it. This in the grand panorama though, changes nothing at all. Wenger isn't good enough, and all he's managed to do is finally match Wigan 'a achievements (Wigan beat a serious team in the final too). So with all due respect: if a FA Cup win is the elixir, does this mean we accept that Portsmouth and Wigan had been more successful teams than Arsenal until Saturday?

Posted 9:27am 20th May 2014

lamina (Arsenal) says...

All those who think Arsenal have not moved forward is a buffoons and are probably fans of a certain Durham!

Posted 3:45pm 19th May 2014

gunner14 (Arsenal) says...

Cookie Monster...so now I've proved you wrong over ticket prices you've changed the basis of your argument. Listen to talk sport after 4pm today, I've no doubt you'll pick up some more nuggets of wisdom as to why arsenal are the pariah of the premier league and should cease to exist as a club......very bitter....I bet you were giggling merrily after 10 minutes of the final....

Posted 2:41pm 19th May 2014

bobsy (Liverpool) says...

ed - why are you not responding to the quite correct comments that are making you look a little silly? please answer keashred. this is not a case of different writer's / different opinions as you are trying to make out, its simple flip flopping by someone that doesn't know if they are coming or going

Posted 1:55pm 19th May 2014

cookie_monster says...

gunner14 and Suffolkgooner - the issue with Arsenal's ticket prices is because no other club tries to take the moral highground over finances. All this moaning about Chelsea and Man City and FFP looks ridiculous to anyone outside the premier league, i don't remember too many Arsenal fans complaining when David Dein was one of the key players in forming the league to keep all the money and screw the rest of football. Well done on the victory, of course you should be celebrating, but limping past Hull (who were struggling to stay in business when Arsenal were winning every domestic competition) does not prove Arsenal are moving forward.

Posted 1:55pm 19th May 2014

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