There is a lot of optimism and belief among the Arsenal fans that the future is looking bright for the club. Arsene Wenger and the players share this confidence and we all have good reason to do so after producing the most balanced and impressive football of any club in the Premier League since the turn of the year.
It was even better than the first half of the previous season when the Gunners raced to the top of the table and stayed there until the mounting injury crisis saw it all fall apart as the manager had to cope without the likes of Ramsey, Walcott and Ozil.
Some are all hoping that next season will see Arsenal crowned as the champions of England again and it is not just a pipe dream. The Premier League is our clear priority right now but after that comes another piece of silverware that would complete Wenger´s CV. Arsenal have had one crack at a Champions League final, of course, and the Frenchman has a great record of getting us into and out of the group stage, but we need to do better than that now.
However, after watching Barcelona beat Juventus last night and after seeing the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich fall just short on the road to Berlin, I would have to say that Arsenal have a lot of work to do before we can realistically hope to lift that giant trophy.
I do think that our new defensive solidity is a step in the right direction though and the confidence of winning the BPL again, combined with the spending power that the new TV rights deal gives us, should help Wenger to close the gap on the current European big hitters.
What do you think, Gooners, of our chances of becoming the kings of Europe anytime soon?