Although Arsenal will not finish the season empty handed, the Community Shield trophy and another place in the Champions League was not really what us fans were hoping for and expecting at the start of the current campaign, especially after we saw off last year’s Premier League winners Chelsea in the season opener at Wembley.
It has not turned out to be a complete disaster and it is looking like Arsenal will at least finish above the likes of Chelsea, Man United Liverpool and hopefully Man City. What would really improve the mood of Arsenal fans, however, is another St. Totteringham’s day.
That looked about as likely as Arsene Wenger signing Lionel Messi just a few short weeks ago but while the Gunners have rallied a bit, the spuds have lost the momentum that saw them catch and overtake us in our struggles. Three draws and a loss in their last eight games leave our north London rivals on the brink of failing to challenge Leicester City and as long as they do not win away at Chelsea tonight we will not have to endure their celebrations.
A loss to Chelsea, though, who are on a good run of form under their new manager Guus Hiddink, will have then looking anxiously back at Arsenal with just two points separating the clubs with two games to play. Their last two games are at home to in form Southampton and then away to a Newcastle side that might need to win to stay up.
And if Chelsea mash the spuds tonight it should give the Arsenal players a real boost and a proper goal to aim for in order to save the season from being seen as a complete disaster. What do you think Gooners?