The Arsenal boss, perhaps in response to the comments of his managerial rival Man City about the prospect of Man City winning an unprecedented four trophies this season, has been talking up the chances of the Gunners matching the very rare achievement of clubs like Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Inter Milan and Celtic in winning the continental treble.
In Europe that would be your domestic title and cup and either the Champions League or Europa League, although no club has ever done it with Europe’s secondary club competition. So with Arsenal in a good position to challenge for the Premier League title and having been given a useful looking home draw with Hull City in the next round of the FA cup, we are definitely in a position to go for the treble.
The big problem, however, is that the last club to do the treble was Barcelona last year and they are next up for Arsenal in Europe. But Arsene Wenger declared in an Evening Standard report that with a bit of luck and consistency we could get past the Catalans. However he also admits that in order for the Gunners to win the treble we would have to be playing at our top level for pretty much the whole of the rest of the season.
The Frenchman said, “It is [possible] because some clubs have done it. Bayern have done it. It is difficult to compete on three fronts.
“If you ask me is it possible to win on three fronts, it is a little bit different. Exceptionally, it can happen. But you need not to have any bad injuries and to have a basis of a team who can repeat performances.
“Maybe to be above everyone else, like Bayern were, like Barcelona were last year. It is difficult. Maybe in Spain even more because they play two legs in the cup.”
So there you have it Gooners, all Arsenal have to do to win the treble is be perfect, get no more injury problems and stay that way from now until the end of May. What could be easier? Let’s just make sure we get the EPL title shall we?