Would it be a successful season if….? By Twig
The mesmerizing 3-0 bashing of Chelsea early in the season appeared to suggest we’re frontrunners for the 2016/17 title. However defeats to Everton, Watford, Liverpool and infamously to Bayern Munich in a record setting 10-2 loss banished any hopes that this Arsenal team was the real deal. At the start of the season, Wenger commented that this was the best squad he has had in years. He probably doesn’t quite think so now.
So we now have two crucial games left in the season. Both games could potentially win us two Wenger trophies: Champions league qualification which Wenger has delivered without fail all his time at Arsenal and the FA cup, which he has won a record equaling 6 times.
Both games will be tricky. Everton had beaten us earlier in the season and they boast an in form Romelu Lukaku who’s likely pretty annoyed at losing his goal scorer top spot to Harry Kane (after his 4 goal heroics against Leicester City). He’ll want to prove he is the top marksman in the league when we meet on Sunday. Chelsea is a different team to the one we trashed 3-0 in September last year. Now, they’re champions and all their big players are in form. And we’ve had a very bad history against them in recent seasons….
That said, if Wenger wins the FA cup and secures champions league qualification it’ll be by far his most satisfying wins in either competition. If he choses to quit after that, he could go with his head held high, and maybe they’ll be a few fans who’ll stage a protest demanding he stays. So Gooners will you take it as a successful season if we secure champions league qualification AND win the FA cup?