One of the main reasons why a large number of Arsenal fans and almost all of the football media have been so hard on Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players for not maintaining the Premier League title challenge this season, apart from the 12 year gap since the Gunners were last champions of course, is because the struggles of our big Premier League rivals Man City, Chelsea, Man United and even Liverpool seemed to have opened the door.
It was not to be and we can only hope that Arsenal come back stronger next season but the worry is that all of those clubs that usually fight for the title will come back stronger as well. That is why I think it would be better for Arsenal if Man United were to leapfrog their local rivals and claim the last Champions League spot.
If they don’t the rumour mill reckons that Louis van Gaal will be replaced by Jose Mourinho and whatever you think about the man he does have a knack of getting results, especially in his first year with a new club. I really hope that United stick with van Gaal because it will make Wenger’s job easier.
Plus if City have to play in the Europa League while rebuilding their aging squad it will make the job of their new boss Pep Guardiola much tougher, so are we all hoping that United get that fourth Champions League spot?