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I keep getting butterflies in my stomach and I am not quite sure why I have it, until it dawns on me how close we are to the FA cup final. I am assuming that I will be a mess tomorrow afternoon and I bet many Gooners will be feeling quite the same.

But I can't shake off the feeling that I am more worried about losing than I am winning if that makes sense. Don't get me wrong, I want us to win the FA cup, I want the players to taste a part of success because as you may or may not know, it's been a while since we have. I will be in full celebration mode if Mikel Arteta manages to end the day lifting that cup above his head.

But as high as that high will be I think failing to do what we need to do would bring a far more powerful low. It honestly doesn't bear thinking about the day before the game so I won't go into all that negative stuff. I don't think I can handle that right now.

I wonder how Hull City will be approaching the game, they are not going to attack us from the off and leave spaces behind them for us to exploit. In the words of Keegan 'I'd luv it' but realistically that isn't going to happen.

You know what it will be like don't you? We are the Arsenal after all and we don't do things the easy way. If I was watching one of our rivals in the final I'd be wishing for their demise only to see them score after the first ten minutes. I hope we can do that for once and not let them frustrate us. I am guessing they will defend narrowly, allowing our full backs to have the ball, putting as many players behind the ball as they can when we are in possession then they will look to break on us and try and hit us with set pieces. For once I'd like us to stick a spanner in those works and make them have to chase the game.

@WengerBoy1 said that he keeps getting a vision that we score in the first twenty minutes, a Ramsey poke inside the box. I'd take a bit of that. Imagine him running away with Arteta grabbing his head as he runs off and the Arsenal end going nuts in the background. Those thoughts make me even more excited and even more nervous.

I have plenty to say about all that has gone on in the last few weeks. I really have been restricted by time so I have neglected my blogging duties. Kos signing a new deal, Sagna off to City, Vela, Aurier and plenty more but I'll save all that for the summer, because just before the cup final isn't the best time to delve into all that.

I want to get back to writing more frequently. I have missed not doing it to be honest even if at times there really isn't a great deal to talk about. Other projects as well as family life has dominated my time but I'll have to squeeze Arsenal Vision back into the equation somehow.

Anyway that isn't important right now, what is important is that we win this blasted trophy so match preview tomorrow at some point. I won't be able to do a post match Q&A because I won't be home until late, especially if we win but I might do so in the coming days.

'till tomorrow.

  • 15 Sep 2015
    So let me stop reminiscing of days gone by and let me focus on our Welsh wonder. Let me start off by saying that I think it is quite obvious that Aaron Ramsey is better in central midfield. His partnership with Mesut Özil, his running from deep and his underrated ball winning ability makes him a ...Read more