Arsenal secured their place in the fourth round of the 2015-16 FA Cup with a 3-1 victory over Premier League rivals Sunderland. The Gunners have won the competition in each of the last two seasons, beating both Hull City and Aston Villa in the respective finals.
Arsene Wenger’s side are hoping to get their hands on the Premier League title this season, however another FA Cup success would land Arsenal in the history books as no-one has won this competition three times in a row since the 19th century. Can they do it? We investigate.
It wasn’t exactly plain sailing for Arsenal in their third round tie but Wenger’s men got the job done and that is what’s important in cup competitions. While the Gunners failed to inspire confidence throughout the clash, they still scored three goals. In recent years, many have accused Arsenal of being weak-minded but nobody can accuse them of that anymore.
The Gunners are talented and hungry for further success – a deadly combination. Arsenal are priced at just 7/5 in Coral’s football betting markets to win the title and if they continue to build momentum, they stand a very good chance of achieving their ultimate goal.
With the likes of Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil in fine form, the Gunners boast one of the strongest and deepest squads in the top flight. Even if Wenger chooses to rest players for some of their FA Cup clashes, Arsenal will still have a very strong team on the field and will be incredibly difficult to beat.
In the next round, the Gunners will welcome Burnley to the Emirates Stadium and Wenger will be quietly confident of defeating Sean Dyche’s side and booking their place in the next stage of the tournament. Arsenal are 5/1 to win the FA Cup and punters will be able to keep up with all the latest markets and match betting with Coral.co.uk for both the Burnley game and future fixtures.
So, can Arsenal win the cup again? Of course they can. While the Premier League remains an absolute priority for Wenger and his side, the FA Cup would be a nice little addition. After ten years without success, it would be amazing to see the Gunners lift four trophies in three seasons. With a bit of luck on the injury front, there’s absolutely no reason why Arsenal cannot defend their FA Cup trophy at the end of May.