Not since 1886, the year Arsenal were formed, has a club won the FA Cup three times in a row.
Teams generally rotate their sides for the cup in the modern game, and one loss leaves you out of the competition. To win the cup three times in a row would require 18 games unbeaten (or even more, including replays).
It’s no wonder that a side hasn’t won the FA Cup three times consecutively in the modern game, but it’s an achievements Calum Chambers has his eyes on.
“It would be an amazing achievement [to win it for the third time in a row] and I’m sure everyone will be everything to get there,” said the Arsenal man. “I wouldn’t say we are discussing it but we are thinking about it. Anything in the cup can happen, it is not always straightforward.”
The defender’s opportunities have been limited so far this season, but he impressed in midfield against AFC Bournemouth just before the new year and is likely to start against Sunderland in the third round at the weekend.
Last season’s FA Cup triumph was his first trophy, but there are more accolades on the horizon.
“You have to have both short range and long-range goals. A long-range goal would be to break records, win trophies and do well, so I think everyone strives for that.”
A third consecutive FA Cup would be quite the record to equal.