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Arsene Wenger Remains Defiant after Arsenal Qualify for FA Cup Semi-Final

Arsene Wenger remained defiant as the club qualified for the FA Cup semi-final for the third time in the last four years after a 5-0 win over Lincoln City.


The victory has done little to remove any speculation surrounding the future of the manager, who has been constantly asked to step down by his own supporters. Arsene Wenger may have been at the heart of Arsenal’s rejuvenation in the last two decades. Yet, fans have been growing increasingly frustrated at the team’s inability to challenge for the top honours. Two FA Cup titles in the last 13 years are not a sign of success.

Arsenal fans have frequently seen their team hammered against the top teams. It was the case during midweek win the club suffered a 5-1 loss against Bayern Munich, thus ending up losing 10-2 on aggregate to the German outfit. As a result, they have failed to qualify for the Champions League quarter-final for more than five years.

Yet, Wenger claimed that Arsenal are on the road to recovery after the win over Lincoln. While qualifying for the FA Cup semifinals certainly increases the possibility of winning a silverware at the end of the campaign, it is certainly not the trophy that fans would have been hoping. Arsenal have been without Champions League success, while Premier League success has also eluded them for a long time.

“You should sit in my seat for a while and you will understand that it’s an impossible job to keep everybody quiet. Ideally I would love to but practically it’s very difficult. But we try.I just focus on winning the next game always. We were a bit nervous because confidence drops. I think the team were unjustifiably criticised against Bayern Munich because we had an outstanding game and our game was killed not by the fault of the players,” said Wenger.