I am not going to complain too much about the way that the Arsenal fixture schedule has worked out, because it has been a lot worse for Arsene Wenger and the Gunners in the past. We do still have the possibility of the Premier League and the TV companies making it hard for us and we do not know which teams Arsenal will be facing on the Champions League games, but for now it is looking pretty friendly for Arsenal.
Even though there was a positive cameo performance from the Arsenal and England international star Jack Wilshere on Saturday night, the 24-year old Gunner was unlucky to see the goal he set up chalked off for offside, correctly, and it all ended in disappointment for Wilshere and the other England players as Russia scored a late goal to claim an unlikely point.
I am well aware that in the modern global phenomenon that football has become, a great many Arsenal fans are not based in England. As we see from the readers on this one Arsenal fans’ website there are Gonners in every corner of the world and they feel the pain and pleasure that comes from following Arsenal just as much as those of us that are English.
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?