An incredible end to an incredible Premier League season saw Arsenal make it 21 years in a row that we have finished above our north London rivals Tottenham in the league table and it has sparked wild celebrations and widespread gloating from the Gunners faithful, but when the dust settles will the latest St. Totteringham’s day really have any impact on Arsenal and our future at all?
It will not make any difference to the situation with Arsene Wenger staying on as manager, because the Frenchman was already safe in his job. One the other hand it could make his job easier because he will not face the hostility of fans that might have been the case if we had to endure the taunts from the spuds all summer. That hostility could soon appear if we do not start well next season but at least Wenger and the players should enjoy strong support to begin with and that could help to get us off to the right start.
On the other hand, our rivals from White Hart Lane may well have lost a good deal of their own confidence.optimism and belief that Mauricio Pochettino is the man to lead them to the EPL title and that could help us as well by hindering them.
What I really hope this 21st finish above Spurs does is to remind Wenger just how good it feels to finish a season on a high and that being champions at the end would be so much more rewarding. If he does and gets serious in the transfer market this summer then we could all be celebrating even more this time next year. Also on the transfer front, Arsenal finishing second rather than third or fourth can only help the boss to persuade top players that they will have a real chance of trophy success if they sign for Arsenal.
However, there is also a chance that this finish makes Wenger and the Arsenal board relax about our problems and become complacent about what needs to be done to give us a realistic title shot. Let’s not let this 21st anniversary turn sour eh Arsene? Instead why not make sure that it is the key to the door of the Premier League?