Danny Cowley's Lincoln City displayed togetherness Arsenal can only dream of
- Author: Todd Kelly Mar 12, 2017,
Mar 12, 2017, 0:12
Arsenal's 5-0 thumping of Lincoln City in Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final saw the Gunners rack up a landmark 200th win at the Emirates in the club's 300th competitive match at the stadium.
Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez all scored.
It is not the first time Wenger has been subjected to vitriolic abuse in recent years as the Frenchman's failure to build a title-winning team since 2004 continues to frustrate fans.
The growing discontent within the Arsenal fanbase over Arsenals lack of trophies over the last twelve years and the way in which Arsenals season can nearly perfectly be predicted at the start of every season after a lacklustre transfer window along with the possibility of Arsenal potentially not finishing within the top four as they're now battling it out with Manchester United and Liverpool for the fourth spot means that Arsene Wenger may decide to not renew his contract in the summer when it expires.
Wright told BT Sport: "There's a two year contract on the table... that'd probably been there for ages".
"There was always a level of anxiety because these boys are unpredictable. Either way, we have to respect them, they have world-class players and a world-class manager, it's our job to try and get the better of them".
That way lies potential disaster so the boss will be doing what he can to ensure that the team he sends out today to face non-league Lincoln City will be properly focused and ready to put in the effort required to avoid an FA cup giant killing.
Danny Cowley's side even threatened on occasions before eventually getting overwhelmed.
"We were a bit nervous because we knew your confidence drops when you don't have a result", said Wenger after the match. "When they scored on the edge of halftime it was always going to be hard".
Wenger has been in charge for the past 20 years and Waterfall said fifth-tier Lincoln might find unexpected support from disgruntled Arsenal supporters. We'll never be happy if we lose, but at some stage we need to be proud of what we've done. The pair have been struck down with illness while manager Wenger is sweating over Mesut Ozil, who is also sick.
It has been an astonishing run in the tournament for the National League leaders.
It looked as though Lincoln would reach the interval on level terms but Arsenal broke through when Giroud, nearly invisible in the first half, laid the ball back for Walcott whose shot deflected past Paul Farman.
The second half started with the Gunners pressing high, in order to secure their lead and it happened in the 53rd minute as Giroud managed to double the Gunners lead.