Despite it still being mathematically possible for Arsenal to win the Premier League title this season, in reality we are living a lot more in hope than expectation. Even if Chelsea were to lose the three games that would give us a chance, the Gunners would still have to take maximum points from the last nine games and it is just not likely to happen.
But as long as Arsenal do not start next season as poorly as we did this one, then Gooners will feel that we should be mounting a serious challenge next time. Whereas the Gunners were flying high up until the festive period last season, we did not even trouble the top four until after Christmas this time but are now showing the sort of form and performances that make us all think, what if?
So as long as we finish the season strongly and get back in the Champions League, there will be a belief at the club that next season could be our year. And just in case Wenger was wondering how best to increase the chances of Arsenal becoming champions of England again, former Gunner John Hartson has spelt it out for the boss, as a Daily Star report shows.
Hartson said, “Arsenal have to keep investing.
“They have invested heavily last summer and bought the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Calum Chambers and Danny Welbeck.
“Arsene Wenger has to keep getting the funds because other teams are investing too.
“Arsenal are not stronger than Chelsea right now, they have to keep Arsene Wenger at the club and keep spending money.
“For Arsenal to challenge Chelsea they need to start going in for the big players that are available.”
Good advice John, and I expect that Wenger will be spending a decent amount again although nothing like the £150 million that Man United spent last summer and are rumoured to have again. I think it is more important for Wenger to spend his money wisely, but which signings would that be?