Nicklas Bendtner, who is Mr Unpopular at Arsenal it seems, has today claimed that despite a defeat at Old Trafford, is certain his team will be in the final.

Arsenal had just one shot on target in 90 minutes and that came in the first half, a tame effort from Cesc Fabregas that went straight to the keeper. Obviously will have to do a lot better at home, particularly when you consider a goal for United means they will have to score three!

“I am 100 per cent sure that we will pass through to the final,” he said. “Of course you never feel good after a defeat but we look positive at the return game. I am confident that we will play in the final.”