Arsene Wenger continually maintains that the top priority for Arsenal must be reaching the Champions League through finishing in the Top Four in the Premier League, but is that still really a possibility?
Do do that in the last 11 games of the season, we need two of Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea to lose 8 to 10 points more than us in the remaining games, and going by the results so far that is looking more and more unlikely as every week passes. Unless Arsenal really win every single game from now until the end of the season to have any chance at all to be honest.
The Arsenal legend Robert Pires has already accepted that that is now out of our reach and that it is time for the Gunners to just go all out to take the Europa League trophy as the only way we can save our season and get to next years Champions League. He said: “The Europa League has to be Arsenal’s priority now, already.
“The objective has to be to do what Manchester United did last season – they are a good example.
“United won the Europa League and went straight into the Champions League – for Arsenal it is very important to get this state of mind.
“It’s a trophy, a good trophy, so it’s very important. And this season it is the last opportunity Arsenal have of making the Champions League.
“Unfortunately, but if you see the table it’s very difficult for Arsenal to reach the top four.
“I want to see Arsenal playing again in the Champions League. But it is very difficult with Tottenham, Liverpool and Chelsea all above them. ”
He is making sense to me. There is no one realistically below us to steal sixth place, so should we just accept we are out of the Top Five? Just go all out for the Europa League Trophy and get into the Champions League that way?
I say YES!