I am not going to go into the reasons for Arsenal almost certainly having to go another season without the coveted Premier League title, suffice it to say that there are about as many opinions on the subject, from AKBs and AOBs alike, as there are fans of the club.
But that is the way it is, so as well as another fight for a top four finish, Arsene Wenger could really do with getting his French mittens on another piece of silverware this season, for the sake of the players, the fans and his own sense of worth.
At least the Gunners are still in the running for two major trophies. A decent draw in the Champions League has us all hoping, if not quite expecting, to get into the quarter-final stage for the first time in five years, while a good result at Old Trafford in a couple of weeks will see Arsenal installed as big favourites to retain the FA cup. At the moment the Gunners are 3/1 to win it, and if you use a promo-code you can get a £25 bonus at William Hill, which could win you £75 if Arsenal win the Cup!
So the news revealed by Arsene Wenger today and reported by The Mirror, that Aaron Ramsey is just 10 days away from a comeback is absolutely fantastic for our trophy hopes. It means that the Welshman should be able to get a run out against QPR on the Wednesday before the FA cup clash with United the following Monday.
Ramsey may not have been at the same level this season as he was last year but he is still our best box-to-box midfielder and has the ability to change and win a game with his class. He also has more in his locker, defensively, than any of our other options and this could be crucial at Old Trafford and then again in Monaco for the second leg of the Champions League.
Have Arsenal got Rambo back in the nick of time?