So this is it Arsenal fans, another year over and a new one just begun, to paraphrase the great John Lennon. And what have we done? More importantly, what are we going to do in 2015 to make sure that it is a good year for everyone of the Gooneristic persuasion?
Well I think it is safe to say that another shiny new trophy or two would be top of our wish list, and I am not talking about the `Wenger trophy`. Clearly the FA cup is the most realistic chance, perhaps the only realistic chance, but I am going to be optimistic here because if you cannot do so at new year, when can you?
The draw against Monaco in the knockout stage of the Champions League is great for two reasons. Not only does it make Arsenal favourites to get to the quarter-finals, it suggests that our awful luck of recent years might be turning. If that carries on into the injury list, then happy days are ahead.
If we do get through and avoid the really big teams, Arsenal could realistically come up against some very beatable teams for a place in the semi-final, such as Porto or Basel, Juventus or Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen or Atletico Madrid. And if Wenger does some good transfer business and we get our injured players back, there is no reason why we cannot have a real go.
And although I joke about the Wenger trophy, it is absolutely vital for us. We have become too used to it and do not realise just how much the likes of the spuds would kill to beat us to a UCL spot.
Then in the second half of the year we want some more top quality players in the summer transfer market in order to bring the Premier League title back to Arsenal. Am I being a bit greedy here or do Arsenal have a real chance of giving Gooners a very Happy New Year in 2015?