What do Arsenal have left to play for? by Sean O’Hara
It is a good question although a lot say it’s an easy answer as they think we have nothing to play for – but in fact we have quite a bit to fight for as it all involves the club’s future scenarios going forward to get back on the level of challenging for big honours.
Yes the league doesn’t really matter anymore because one way or the other, due to City winning the league & us losing to them in the League Cup Final, we are guaranteed Europa league football regardless of where we finish in the league… 6th spot seems secured anyway.. but show a bit of Character & Pride for the badge for our remaining games. We are out of FA Cup so I don’t need to say anything. That leaves CSKA in the Europa League Quarter Final;
No matter what we say about this shambolic season we want to win the Europa League at all costs;
1. We have not won a Europa League trophy
(Would be brilliant for Arsenal FC & Fans)
2. Its another Final
(We are getting used to Finals, nice to see)
3. Passage back to UCL
(Better players, more money, and where we belong along with the big boys)
4. TWO ways of looking at this one;
– Wengers way of leaving on a high with a European Trophy, back into UCL & having the club in a position for a new manager to challenge again…. OR,
– Arsene sees out his last year (announces it this summer, club wont renew) back in UCL, having funds to add quality to the back 6 as our front line could be very scary if it clicks with Ozil, Mhiki, Auba & Laca.
If we don’t win the Europa then its obvious that Wenger needs to go, as it will be so toxic around the club. I’m always Arsene to leave Arsenal for the good of the club as we need change, but I want to support the team and I respect Arsene enough to support him in his last year as an Europa League winner to have one last crack at UCL or League…. As we all should, to win the Europa League is massive to our future as an elite club & would bring a buzz to the fans again. Guarantee if we won it & he announces its his last year then every Gooner in the World would get behind him.
Ivan & his scouts are already planning for the Summer regardless of who is in charge. As iv read & im sure most of you have we are looking at a GK, CB & CDM this summer, so add that to our squad we could be in very good shape this summer. So there is loads to play for – because being back in the UCL guarantees better players to come, as the UCL is the Holy Grail in football.
All in all we are playing for our future as a big club, we all know we should be there but we are not I’m afraid. Lets get behind the team for the rest of the season because its all to play for, start with CSKA on Thursday!! Hope you all had a great Easter.