Arsenal must qualify for the Champions league this season, more than ever by SK
Hello again family! I hope we are gradually moving on from the scandalous defeat to Bayern Munich and looking unto a better end to the season? The game against Bayern has been lost and no matter how much we groan and moan, the results can’t be changed, so we just need to move on and pray such a defeat does not come our way again in a long long time.
Well, in the spirit of moving on, one thing we must make sure we achieve this season is the annual Champions league qualification. No matter who leaves or remains at the end of the season, we must try our best not to disrupt the flow of the Champions league. You may be tempted to ask, why qualifying for the Champions league, only to go and get whopped every season? Well, there are many benefits we stand to gain if we still manage to qualify. I will highlight a few.
The first benefit of qualifying for the Champions league is that by qualifying, we are sending a message out to the rest of Europe that we are not ready to stop playing amongst the big boys just because we don’t do well in the competition. Can you imagine not qualifying for the FIFA World cup? How would the English take it? How would they feel if they are watching other teams play while their team sits at home? Despite the fact that England does not really do well in the World cup, they must still qualify and maintain their status among the big boys in football! It is a taboo if Arsenal F.C does not play in the Champions league next season. We MUST qualify.
The second is the financial benefit we will get just for qualifying! No matter how bad we feel about the way we play, we can’t take away the financial position of our team. We are among the top ten richest clubs in the world and maintaining that means we must qualify for the Champions league, as that is one major way we make money. The gate fees for matches and the sales of souvenirs, is one way we make our money and we must try our best not to miss this for another season. We are a big club and big clubs play in the big competitions.
The last reason I want us to qualify for the Champions league, is because if we qualify for the Champions league, we stand the chance to still sign at least two or three quality players, next season. If Ozil and Sanchez decide to call it quits with us at the end of the season, we can’t avoid not having one or two quality players in our team. It is of no use if Wenger leaves the club and a new manager comes in and does not have quality players to work with at the start of next season. A young coach, who knows how to win and manage success, should be able to attract world class players but his task will be made easy if there a chance of the players competing in the Champions league. We need to attract world class players, irrespective of what happens this season.
Folks, we need to rally together one more time and push our club into the Champions league one more time, it will be worth it, and don’t you think so?