I know that the likelihood is that the Gunners will be playing Europa League football next season unless Liverpool or Man City slip up, but the fact is that if Arsenal win their last two relatively easy games this season we will end up with 75 points, which is actually four MORE than last season when we came second!
If you add that to the fact that we have also reached the FA Cup Final, which we failed to do last season, then this makes this campaign relatively much more successful than the last one. As Wenger explained yesterday when asked about our chances of still making the Top Four. “Our chances depend on winning our games. We have 69 points, we can get to 75. That will be four points more than last year, so let’s focus on finishing as well as we can. We have created a momentum again. We had a difficult period and we recovered from it. The only chance we have to be in the top four is to win our games.”
And on current form, their is no reason to think that we will be steamrolled by Chelsea in the FA Cup Final either, as since our change of formation and our semi-final win over Man City we have been on a roll. Wenger is feeling positive about the end of the season. “I’m very positive because it looks like we’ve got stronger in every single game. Against us, the other teams fight and we have to dig deep every time to win the games. We’ve won six of our last seven games and we have created the momentum again after having a period where we were not stable away from home. We look strong again now and we’ve won our last three away games, so it’s positive.”
I know it’s out of our hands at the moment, but if we DO end the season in 4th place and win the FA Cup, would you consider this season a success?