The view from.. Argentina


The view from.. Argentina

It is FA Cup final week and we are building up to the game with one blog from each continent. We start with Martin Eliceche of Arsenal Argentina talking cops and robbers, ending another streak and partying at the British Embassy after last year’s victory

Here we are again. The final of the FA Cup is again knocking on the doors of the Arsenal and we will receive it with open arms.

"Last year we had 100 fans from all over the world and ended up partying at the UK Embassy"

Last year we broke a run of nine years without a title, now we have another streak to break. After a decade, we will try to win silverware back-to-back. We are the owners of the cup and we want to remain so. Just one more step is required.

A group of ‘Villains’ come for our trophy. With the arrival of its current chief, Tim Sherwood, they greatly improved and managed to remain in the Premier League. 

This is almost a game of 'cops and robbers' with those protecting the booty and those coming to take it. Like any team, each part has its function. The logistics officer, Fabian Delph. The assist-makers to the executors, Charles N'Zogbia and Tom Cleverley. Those responsible for covering the backline, Ron Vlaar and Jores Okore. The rookie who brings vitality and fresh air to the group, Jack Grealish. And, of course, the most important piece, the executor of the plan, Christian Benteke.


Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke


Arsenal need be much more than a team of policemen to stop these Villains. It must be a precise performance. Arsene Wenger has conquered countless teams around the world. The boss must take his violin and play it sweetly to hypnotise the opponents.

Surely Arsenal will have the first opportunities. Aston Villa will respect the opponent and wait for a chance to counter-attack. With the passing minutes we will see if their lack of experience plays against them, we must be strong in attack and ask the defence have a good day to stop Benteke.

In Argentina we will meet up like we do for every game. Last year we had 100 fans from all over the world and ended up partying at the UK Embassy. We try to get a bit of a London atmosphere. The Latin passion will be felt here and across the Continent, where there are so many Gooners.

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