Arsenal fans are always banging on about how Arsene Wenger can never get his teams to win a trophy, but this conveniently forgets that the Gunners are in the FA Cup Final for the third time in four years, with two wins so far, and also two Community Shields as well.
But, they will say, the only competitions worth winning are the Premier League and the Champions League, in which we never seem to get past the round of 16 anyway. So maybe if we can go into the Europa League next season then we could have a real chance of winning it. Wenger has promised to try and win it (if he is still here of course). “I take every competition seriously and the only thing I did over the years was to use the League Cup to give chances to young players,” Le Prof stated.
“The Europa League, they decided that to give the chance for it to be taken seriously again because most of the big clubs didn’t play with strong teams so to make it more attractive we opened the door to quality.
“You still have to go through the qualifiers so that was a good incentive to get the best teams again and to be motivated.
“But if you look at the teams who won it recently it has always been teams who were kicked out of the group stage, but this year it could be Manchester United who started the competition.”
So surely if Arsenal are in it next season then maybe we should concentrate on the Thursday night competition to give us a real chance of a trophy, and also to gain re-entry into the Champions League?