While I know that Arsenal fans, me included, were hoping for a lot more from the Gunners this season, and while I hate the phrase `Wenger trophy` it is still absolutely vital that that Arsenal finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.
Do not let the jibes from the media and opposing fans fool you into thinking that our remarkable achievement of qualifying for the Champions League every season is nothing, because there have always been and always will be plenty of clubs who would sell their kidneys to be where we are.
And do not worry either about whether Arsenal will fail to do it again this season. Even though we have started slowly with way too many draws, you only have to look at how Liverpool and Man United, our biggest competition, are struggling to see that they are not really serious competition.
Just wait until the midweek European games really start to take their toll on the scousers. And all this guff about Louis van Gaal being so much better than Moyes is not being borne out by the facts. The fact is that United have just one point more than at this point last season and their fixtures could not have been kinder. Moyes had a nightmare fixture list while Van Gaal has had all three promoted teams and none of the top ten from last season yet.
Arsenal have started badly and pretty much wiped away any title hopes but Wenger and the players have been here before and always got the job done. Just ask our rivals if they would take that and have faith that the so-called `Wenger trophy` is well named.