Man United eye hat-trick of cup defeats for Arsenal in FA match

TWO weeks ago Arsenal were dreaming of a quadruple, but by tomorrow evening after their FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United at Old Trafford they could be reduced to chasing just the Premier League title.
 Arsenal were surprisingly beaten in the League Cup final by Birmingham City, knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona and missed a chance to close on United in the Premier League when they drew 0-0 at home with Sunderland.
 Manager Arsene Wenger, bristling with fury at the red card for Robin van Persie that he felt contributed to their 3-1 loss in the Nou Camp, must refocus his energy as he seeks his first trophy since winning the FA Cup in 2005.
 With United also standing in the way of the Premier League title and the two teams due to meet in the Emirates next month, Saturday’s game is a chance to gain a psychological advantage.
 Arsenal have not won at Old Trafford since 2006, losing there in the league, Champions League and FA Cup, a 4-0 thrashing in 2008. – Reuters
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