About this time last year, we were in the same situation but with a poor precedence – No title for ages. The Cup meant like heaven to us and a defeat to Wigan would have been suicidal for the team and most probably for Wenger. The game was heading in the wrong direction for the Gunners until the BFG rescued the Arsene-ship with a header before Monreal had the last kick of the game during the penalty resulting penalty shoot out that led us to the Final.


Can we bear such heart-ache again in quick succession? I doubt any Gooner in the Milky way would like such especially seeing that we are on some earth-shattering form in the league with 8 straight wins and a sudden surge to the second spot on the league behind Chelsea. The Premier League looks only mathematically possible but arithmetic and football are not always in agreement because football is broken into 90 minutes decision period that can change the direction of any team – ask Pellegrini, he will tell you better.

Today, Arsene will contest his 10th FA Cup semi final and aiming for his 6th FA cup trophy and he is damn proud of that fact.

You do not play 10 semi-finals if you do not prepare properly for these games. I’m proud of that consistency. It’s still the same excitement in a game like that as it was in the first one. – Arsene Wenger

Reading have my country man The Yak and you know the rhymes – Feed The Yak ….. Hopefully the Arsenal detective, Le Coq or cuts that feed. The Royals are in the lower half of the Championship and have won just 2 of their last 12 games. But those records don’t count in a cup game that can bring silverware to the club. Reading have never beaten Arsenal before but you know how records can be. They always love to be broken.

Who remembers that drama in the Madejski stadium where the gunners were starring at elimination with less than 40mins played in the game, down by 4-0. How the gunners turned that game around to win 7-5 is still like an 8th wonder of football. Martinez, Coquelin, Walcott, Gnabry and Giroud featured in that game with Bellerin an unused substitute. Theo Walcott grabbed a hattrick with Chamakh a brace to see off the Royals in my greatest comeback in football. Hopefully Walcott gets a taste of action today to aid his contractual situation.

Winning the FA Cup and finishing above 4th will be an improvement to last season’s drama. Thanks to Danny Welbeck and his Manchester heroics, we have a date with Reading today. Don’t miss it. Wembley!!!!!! Here we come!!!!!!! May 30 on our minds!!!!

Enjoy your game.

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