It was bad enough for Arsenal to miss out on what looked like a golden opportunity to win the Premier League this season. And it will be an extra kick in the teeth if our north London rivals Tottenham finally break the stranglehold we have had over them for the whole of the Arsene Wenger era.
But to miss out on our annual prize of a place in the Champions League could just be the last straw and the chances of it happening became a lot stronger this week with the success of the English clubs in Europe. If Man City and Liverpool win their European trophies and finish outside of the top four then whoever does finish in fourth will lose their UCL spot.
Man City got past the French champions PSG to put them in the semi-finals of the Champions League and just three games from winning it altogether. And I reckon their draw against Real Madrid is the best they could have hoped for, with the other semi-finalists Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid being tougher tests. With Barcelona surprisingly going out, Man City now stand a much better chance.
Meanwhile in the Europa League, Liverpool pulled off a shock by knocking out the favourites Borussia Dortmund and now face Villarreal in the semis, with either Sevilla or Shaktar Donetsk waiting in the final.
Arsenal are currently in a strong position to secure third place but we were looking good to win the title at the turn of the year and look how that turned out. Surely this season won’t get even worse will it?