Arsenal’s topsy-turvy season continued last night beating West Brom 2-0 at the Emirates, thanks to a fine brace from star man Sanchez. The win moves Arsenal back up to third, 2 points ahead of Manchester City, five behind Spurs and ten behind leaders Leicester.
The Premier League continues this weekend with four games on Saturday, including the early kick-off between Manchester City and Stoke at the Etihad and a massive game for Newcastle in their race for survival at Anfield against a rampant Liverpool.
On Super Sunday Arsenal are in action again and face another potential banana skin, this time in the shape of relegation threatened Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, while leaders Leicester’s title winning credentials will be tested by Swansea at the King Power.
The FA Cup semi-finals also take place this weekend and the action gets underway with the blockbuster tie between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park. This is both teams only opportunity to win silverware this season and a must win match for two under pressure managers.
Everton were thrashed 4-0 by Liverpool in the Premier League midweek, but it’s safe to say Martinez had his mind firmly fixed on this much bigger fixture and with that in mind we should see a much better performance from the Toffees. United are ticking along nicely at present having only lost one of their last eight matches overall. They’ve beaten Man City and today’s hosts away from home in the league this month and they knocked out the Hammers in this competition 2-1 last week at the Boleyn ground.
The second semi-final takes place on Sunday between Crystal Palace and Watford at Selhurst Park. Neither team has won the FA Cup during their long history and with a place at Wembley beckoning we should be in for a highly entertaining and competitive game.