There is a very strange twist of fate here for the Arsenal fans that are annoyed that the Gunners did not win the Premier League title this season, but it is a fact that will definitely keep our major shareholder Stan Kroenke very happy.
With about 30 minutes left of the final Arsenal home game, what had looked like being a great day for the Gunners was going pear shaped, as our north London rivals Tottenham had pulled a goal back away to Newcastle to make it 2-1, while Arsenal had failed to capitalise on a great early headed goal by Olivier Giroud and Aston Villa were threatening to equalise.
One game for Arsenal that does not have too much riding on it against an already relegated and woefully out of form Aston Villa side is not all that important in the grand scheme of things, but having said that we still want Arsenal to win it.
Paul Merson has recommended Jermain Defoe to Arsenal for the upcoming transfer window, but for me that is a complete no-no.
The 33 year-old has enjoyed an exciting end to the Premier League season, helping his Sunderland side to escape from the relegation zone with a huge upturn in form.
Do Arsenal still have a chance of finishing above Tottenham this season?
There is a quite widely held theory in the football world that Arsenal have become a team that just cannot seem to produce our best performances when it really matters and there is evidence that the proponents of this theory can point to for support, most recently the slips against the likes of Swansea and Man United that effectively ended our chances of the Premier League title.
In the grand scheme of things it would make very little difference to Arsenal if we finished up in second or third place in the Premier League table this season. Both places carry an automatic qualification for the group stages of the Champions League, unlike fourth which means a play-off at the start of next season, but there is no extra advantage to coming second rather than third.
Tottenham handed Leicester City the Premier League title last night, but there was also severe damage to their grip on an expected top-two spot.
Chelsea came from 2-0 down last night to snatch a draw, much to the dismay of Tottenham’s players and fans, but Leicester and most other clubs fans celebrated an enigmatic Premier League title haul for the Foxes.