Benteke gave Arsenal hope by scoring in the first half against Chelsea and there was wide spread jubilation at the red half of North London as Ramires, the African-looking Brazilian saw red. Unfortunately Benteke fell from hero to zero as his matching orders spurred Benitez’s Blue army to rally back to win 2-1 no thanks to Lampard’s double.
With 3rd spot almost lost with chelsea 5 points clear, Arsenal looked forward to Sunday hoping for Spurs to stutter at Stoke. Charlie Adams saw red to inspire Spurs to win 2-1 over Rugby FC. I expected Stoke to poke Spurs but well, AVB had other plans and former gunner Adebayor executed as directed.
These two victories to our 2 London rivals on the top4 chase taste sour on Arsenal taste bud and we could only find ourselves 5th, 2 point behind spurs with a game in hand against FA cup champions Wigan.
Yes, Wigan are the newly crowned FA cup winners, giving the blue half of manchester a sucker punch in the 90th minute. It was a match of 2 blues, 2 Robertos and 2 types of budget. The spanish Roberto became victor as the Italian Roberto could only ponder on his future with Pellegrini lined to replace him.
So Wigan would visit the emirates with the air of champions and I hope there will be Guard of Honour. I pray they party long enough to be so tired to put up resistance against Arsenal.
Whatsoever it may be, Arsenal’s fate lies squarely in their hands: Beat Wigan, come back 4th. Alan Pardew wants Newcastle fans to just enjoy their final match and doesnt care if Arsenal win 4-0 since they are safe already.
Finally, our world best Bendtner won a league medal with Juventus. He got his serie A medal on sunday despite playing just 8 games. Even Anelka who played thrice got a medal.
Would Wenger add Roberto to his name to win the next FA cup? I await Wigan.