I’m still in America, so obviously didn’t make it to Wembley for the gruelling win over Wigan. I don’t think there’s much to say about the performance that I haven’t already said repeatedly over the past few weeks, but what I will say is that you won’t find a team in world football that doesn’t celebrate winning a match – any match – on penalties.
The relief is universal, let alone when you factor in that there was an FA Cup final at stake. This video shows the scenes at Maggie McGarry’s, the San Francisco bar which acts as a base for the Bay Area Gooners, a few seconds after Santi struck the winning penalty. If felt that happy, then it would be insane not to expect the players too. Fourth is starting to look a big ask, but I suppose it’s at least a battle we’re used to. For now, I’m just glad to be in another final, so this season still stands a chance of having a happy ending.