Of course I will be gutted if Arsenal miss out on the Premier League season and I am also beginning to edge towards the side of the Arsenal fanbase that thinks it might actually be a time for a change at the top, even though I do have big concerns about replacing the long serving Arsene Wenger as manager and going through the same sort of problems that Man United have under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.
The Frenchman will certainly have questions to answer if the Gunners do not manage to overhaul Tottenham and Leicester to win the EPL title, but I do not agree with the massive amount of criticism being heaped on him by certain memebers of the football media.
All this rubbish about Arsenal blowing the best chance we will ever get seems to assume that we had some sort of divine right to win it this year. Former Gunner Emmanuel Petit is reported by the Evening Standard as saying that it would be some sort of travesty and that Arsenal should just give up football if either of the current top two win it.
He claimed, “We let down the fans, we let down the club because this year was for us. For us.
“Do you think Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United will do the same next year? Forget it. They will come back strongly.
“So if this year you cannot compete with Spurs, with all the respect I have for them, and Leicester, then change your sport. I’m sorry.”
Hold on a minute here, how about the fact that everyone said Man City had the best squad, or that Man United’s massive spending should put the pressure on them to win? Or how about Chelsea having the same squad that won it with ease last season? Why is all the pressure on Arsenal? And what makes him think that we won’t be stronger next year?
Don’t forget that we are the best of the rest and are the only club still with a chance of pipping the spuds and Leicester. Okay it will be a shock if either wins it but they have both been blessed with hardly any injury problems and things have just gone their way at crucial times, while Wenger has had to cope with dodgy referee decisions as well as big injuries to key players like Cazorla, Alexis, Coquelin, Welbeck, Wilshere and more.
You try and win it in those circumstances Manu. Either that or wind your neck in mate!