Well, that was very un-Arsenal. Even last season, when Arsene Wenger’s band of merry tip-toers won the FA Cup, they did so after going 2-0 down after 20 minutes. And this year’s… a 4-0 victory? Yes, very unlike them indeed. Satisfyingly so, for all those involved wearing red and white. So, who were the star performers in this saunter through the park? For Outside90.com, I cast my eye over every man on that pitch, and assessed. (HINT: Most of the Arsenal players scored well, and thus…)
This is the type of important match that, up until last year, Arsenal tended to get a bit wrong. Heavy favourites, the Gunners would often underperform, and whether it was multiple, disastrously-timed cases of nerves, or something less funny, it was bad regardless….