There are many people who think that Arsenal are not going to finish in the top two places in our Champions League Group, with two defeats to the minnows plus a double header against Bayern Munich coming up very soon.
But we have every chance of finishing in third spot which would give us a wild card entry into the lesser Europa League. Some of us, including the outspoken Arsenal fan Piers Morgan, would prefer that we finished bottom and dropped out of European football altogether, and so are left to concentrate on the Premier League instead.
Morgan said: “The sad reality is that this Champions League campaign is all but over,”
“I think we will be beaten by Bayern Munich at least once, probably twice in the space of a couple of weeks, and that will be it.
“It will be the worst Champions League exit for a number of years for Arsenal and confirms my view that things are not as rosy as the Wenger-brigade would like to have it.
“But there is the point, that many Arsenal fans have found out, that we don’t want to finish third and end up in the Europa, a second tier competition.
“Actually, if we are out of that, we might have a chance of winning the Premier League.”
I totally disagree with him. Most of us know in our hearts that we cannot win the Champions League at this time, but there is the opportunity for our reserves to take us a long way n the Europa, which would still leave our first team fresher to give their energy to our League games. It may be considered a lower status competition but surely it would great to have another European trophy in the cabinet after all these years.