Former Arsenal hero backs Spurs for FA Cup triumph

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We don’t mind when a Gooner is rubbed up the wrong way so this is bound to get under their skins just a little bit

Former Arsenal favourite Martin Keown has said that he believes Spurs are now favourites to win the FA Cup come the end of the year.

We have of course not won a trophy since their League Cup triumph in 2008, and saw our chances of repeating that success in that competition ended with a defeat to West Ham earlier in the season.

Ir then left the Premier League, in which we are already 20 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City,the FA Cup and the Champions League as possible silverware to end the drought.

We have performed really well in the Champions League, going unbeaten in the group stage before an impressive 2-2 draw against Juventus in the first leg of the knock out stages, our FA Cup push has stuttered following a 3-0 win over AFC Wimbledon.

We were held to a 1-1 draw by League Two side Newport County before seeing them off in a replay, and will have to do the same to Rochdale at Wembley scheduled for next Wednesday.

Despite not being through Keown has predicted that Mauricio Pochettino’s men will be lifting the trophy at our temporary home of Wembley, naming their season long occupation of the national stadium as a decisive factor.

Writing in his live question and answer on the Daily Mail’s website he said: “Tottenham are favourites now.Mauricio Pochettino was wise to pack his bench with quality in case he needed someone to save the day against Rochdale.

He added: “After their replay – which you would expect them to win – it would be Swansea or Sheffield Wednesday in the quarter-finals… and their next two games would then be effectively at home!”

We were drawn for an away tie against either the Swans or the Owls after they played out a 0-0 draw, and like ourselves and Rochdale will have to tackle a replay to decide a victor.

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