Arsenal 'need to play better' to win FA Cup says ex-starlet

FA Cup

Fabrice Muamba, a former Arsenal youth team player, believes The Gunners must do better.

Arsenal are into the FA Cup final after they clawed their way past Wigan Athletic at Wembley. They defeated the reigning champions on penalties this evening - with Santi Cazorla putting away the winning spot-kick.

But the win may have given them safe passage to the final - but the performance was not up to scratch.

And one person who was not impressed with how Arsenal earned their victory was former Bolron Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba.

Muamba was a youngster at Arsenal - playing for the club from 2002 until a switch to Birmingham City in 2007.

Of course Muamba, who went on to play for Bolton Wanderers, is now retired at the age of 25. He suffered a heart attack whilst playing for The Trotters in an FA Cup match against Spurs in March 2012.

Despite dreams of a comeback he never did return to action and retired in August of the same year.

Nowadays doing some TV work as well as working toward a journalism degree he is also active on Twitter.

And this is what he thought of the performance...

And it is hard not to agree with Muamba.

The Gunners were not great today, and if they perform in a similar fashion to the way they did this afternoon, Hull City - should they get by Sheffield United - will beat them.

They must improve - and hopefully imminent returns from injury will help matters.

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