Only Wenger would know about why he doesn't care about the FA Cup but I would say it is because you get a large money prize for winning the prem and for winning the champions league and a rather small one for two domestic cups we compete in, that said he has also won the FA Cup a handful of times so it is probably not that attractive to him anymore, even if it has been a while since he has won it. Also with Villa, Man U, Chelsea and Liverpool matches coming back to back to back to back I expect he wanted to keep his starting players off the pitch to make sure no more pick up knocks with our team already in triage. I was surprised when I saw the team sheet that Cesc was starting at all. As for why am I so content on letting him decide who he puts out on the field is because this is the reason he gets paid the big bucks to make these decisions and because we are already more of a hospital ward then a team, as well as we have gotten dumped out of the champions league and FA cup before in saturday/wednesdy one after the other by trying to win everything and finishing with nothing I would rather win, and Carling cup and early round FA cup draws are for the kids because they will learn a lot more from these games then any reserve or youth cup game they play. Since stoke were a Prem team perhaps that was way to soft of a team to put out there but I'd rather lose then have a replay.