I am not one of the Arsenal fans that are so desperate for the club to get rid of Arsene Wenger and get a new manager in that I want the team to lose and fail to make the Champions League spots, although I know it is an issue and we know that the club is very focused on money and would hate to lose the financial benefits of Europe’s top club competition.
And unless the Arsenal players can bounce back quickly, the disappointment of seeing our title challenge slip away could see us miss out on the top four. My question is how would that affect the Gunners?
Perhaps it might be a good thing in the long term, especially if it gave our players a kick up the backside and made them take a look at the way that Leicester and Tottenham have played for each other with energy and togetherness and left nothing on the pitch.
And if the boss realised that he had to make the most of the transfer windows and the club’s huge cash reserves to give Arsenal the best possible chance of success, then I for one would be a happy Gooner. But then you have the other side of the coin where top players are reluctant to sign for a club in the Europa League.
You also have the nightmare of playing Thursday and Sunday week in week out which traditionally seems to hurt our clubs in the league. But then again it does not seem to have hurt the spuds this season, perhaps because they are used to it, and Arsenal are certainly used to midweek games so it might not be much of a change.
What do you think, Gooners, could a season out of the UCL be good for the Gunners?