Arsenal set to remain on course for first piece of silverware since 2005
It’s heavily documented that Arsene Wenger’s trophy cabinet at the Emirates Stadium has been looking pretty bare over the past few years, with Arsenal having failed to win any meaningful silverware since 2005.
Gunners fans were spoilt soon after Wenger replaced George Graham with a glut of trophies although the rise of Chelsea and Manchester City as football powers in England has largely stood in the way of Arsenal, while Manchester United have also won more than their fair share.
However, perhaps the north London club will finally claim a trophy this season, with an FA Cup quarter final tie against Everton on Saturday giving them a chance to set up a Wembley semi-final.
The fact that Sheffield United face Charlton while Hull meet Sunderland means that there is every chance that the winner of this tie will be set for the final, with Manchester City the main threat to the Gunners’ hopes of claiming the spoils.
Even so, they should have too much for Everton in front of the ITV cameras, with Arsenal boasting a proud record at the Emirates this term and they have been defensively stubborn in front of their own supporters.
Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker are rocks in defence and can shut out a Toffees team who play lots of nice football although they lack a cutting edge, even with Romelu Lukaku’s return from injury.
It took Roberto Martinez’s team plenty of time to find a breakthrough against West Ham on Saturday and they can be thwarted by an Arsenal side who are desperate to finally win some silverware, even if their Premier League hopes have been dented in recent weeks.
RECOMMENDATION: Arsenal to win to nil @ 23/10 with BetVictor