Writer: Nick Simmonett
Date:Thursday January 25 2007
I'm not one for tempting fate, and I had to think twice about publishing this but if our members provide good quality posts then I feel that we are obliged to publish them.
With that I give you this...
Now we all now how well our youngsters have done this season in the competition. The way they have gone to West Brom, Everton and Liverpool and played them off the park; and when having to dig deep from 2 goals down at Sh*te Heart Lane shows that IF we do make it to the final, they deserve to play.
But will it be the case?! Lets not forget, this is a cup final - and for any other team, a great opportunity to get a European spot in the bag for next season. I for one, think that they deserve their place in the starting XI for the final, but will the board and manager agree..... here are my reasons for doubting their places
a) Its in a nutreal ground, in Cardiff, with possibly 80,000 fans against Chelsea - could be a big and daunting experience
b) Chelsea are a great side, lets face it.... and they will most probably be playing their first team and will be vast favourites.
c) Could the youngsters finally freeze on the big stage? Dont forget, even the best players have struggled in Cup finals or massive games.
My final point would be the board taking into consideration the Arsenal fans. No doubt we all want to go to Cardiff and see our team in the final.
But would we want to/or afford to be able to pay all that money for travel and accomodation and ticket prices etc to go see our youth - kids - reserves (or what every you want to call it) play and possibly get beat?
Most football fans go to see their best team, or certain big players.
Its a tricky decision for Mr. Wenger, but personally Id think that we should just take the risk, play the same lads - and put in a great performance.
Come on your Gunners!
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Date:Thursday January 25 2007
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