Before (and after) the Europa League game against Ostersund, Arsene Wenger emphasised that Arsenal’s main objective remains to finish in the Top Four to achieve Champions League status next season, as he doesn’t agree with the rule that you can enter the elite competition by the ‘back door’ if you win the lesser Europa League.
There is still a small (but only mathematical) chance of Arsenal overtaking Tottenham and clawing back the 8 point deficit against Chelsea, but one Arsenal player is very hopeful that the Gunners can do this AND win the Europa League as well. Enter the Nigerian international Alex Iwobi. “We have to do our best in both competitions,” Iwobi said. “That’s what we are trying to do: get top four and also win this competition. That’s the aim.”
As I said earlier in the post where Wenger wants Arsenal to win every game until the end of the season, it is all very well having aims like that, but to think it is actually possible is like living in a dreamland where all your wildest wishes can come true.
I can honestly say that if Wenger and this mediocre set of players can actually make that come true then I will never say another bad word about Wenger or whatever team he puts on the pitch, and that is a promise!
Is there any Arsenal fans still believing that we can achieve both those aims?