Eight points behind Leicester City in the Premier League and two goals down before a Champions League second leg against Barcelona, the FA Cup might be our only chance of silverware again this season.
Despite getting our hopes up, form in 2016 hasn’t been good and we now find ourselves with a lot of ground to make up if we want to win the title. Instead, we may have to ‘settle’ for winning a third consecutive FA Cup.
But not if Sebastian Prödl can do anything about it. The Watford defender fancies his side’s chances of an upset in the FA Cup quarter-final on Sunday though he knows Arsenal will be just as up for it.
“They still have a chance in the Premier League and the Champions League but their biggest chance is in this competition,” the Austrian told London Evening Standard as he looked ahead to the game. “So they will be very hungry.”
The Gunners beat Hull 4-0 in a fifth-round replay on Tuesday night, setting up Sunday’s match at the Emirates Stadium.
“It has been a little bit weird this week not knowing who we were playing until Tuesday but it did give us a chance to watch Arsenal beat Hull,” Prödl said. “We saw a strong Arsenal side so we know it will be a tough game.”