Jurgen Klopp had a dig at the English media during his press conference this week.
Klopp pointed out what a huge achievement winning the FA Cup three times in four years is for Arsene Wenger but the media don’t seem to recognise that until we get knocked out by Nottingham Forest.
“It’s a chance, it’s an opportunity, it’s a big, big thing. Obviously, you [the press] make the decision if it’s big enough or not,” said the Liverpool manager, whose side face played West Brom today (Saturday).
“You told me Arsene Wenger has won it three times in the last four years. I knew that he had won it three times in the last four years but is it appreciated by the people around, by you, by the press?
“You have to win it and if you win it, it’s ‘only the FA Cup’.”
Although having fewer fixtures is probably favoured by Arsenal at the moment, being beaten 4-2 by Nottingham Forest was tough to take.
It was supposed to be our trophy that we were defending but we just rolled over.
It’s been almost almost 14 years since the Gunners won the Premier League, so it’s easy to brush our other achievements aside but, as Klopp says, winning the FA Cup three times in four years is pretty good going considering we’re supposed to be a club on a downward spiral.
Last season was our worst ever under Wenger yet we still managed to beat the champions – Chelsea – to the trophy.
The Frenchman is now the most successful coach in the history of the competition having won the FA Cup seven times and Arsenal are the most successful team with 13, one more than United’s 12.
This term, Arsenal have the opportunity to secure the only domestic trophy Wenger has yet to win: the League Cup. Woop.
The final between the Gunners and Manchester City, takes place on 25 February.