You might say that I am being a bit premature in saying that Arsenal’s challenge for the Premier League title is over for the current season, but how many of you Gooners out there really believe we can win it? Top four is looking tough right now and Man City continue to look a cut above the rest, so after the disappointing loss at Watford on Saturday, the chances of the Gunners beating Pep Guardiola’s football machine look pretty slim.
So I wonder if the thoughts of Arsene Wenger are already turning towards another trophy to ensure this season is not a complete disaster? Another FA cup would be nice, of course, but if the boss really wants to alleviate the anger of the Arsenal fans then the Europa League would be the best way to do it.
Not only does lifting the Europa League trophy give you an automatic place in the Champions League for the following season, it is a highly prized piece of silverware and something that Arsenal and Wenger have never won. It could be interesting to see how strong a side the Frenchman fields in Belgrade tomorrow as that may give some indication of how much focus he has on Europe.
A win or even a draw against Red Star would put us in pole position to win the group and if he is really serious about winning the whole thing we want to avoid the better teams in the next round. Do you think Arsenal should start to take the Europa League games more seriously and focus more on winning the whole thing?