I am only guessing here Arsenal fans, but I will flatter myself in believing that it is at least an educated guess that I’m making about how our Gunners will perform at Euro 2016 and not just one fueled by wild optimism and misguided faith in the talents of the Arsenal players due to be involved in the tournament.
I know that no matter what I or anyone says there will be some Arsenal fans who are unable to draw any sort of positive from the fact that we finished second in the Premier League last season, even though it was our highest placing since the invincibles won it in 2004 and that is made it three years in a row that Arsenal had improved our final position in the table.
But imagine somebody who knows nothing about football and the Premier League specifically looking at last season. Would they really be as hard on Arsenal as some Gooners and the football media have been? Or would it be the likes of Chelsea, Man United and Man City who received more criticism?
Whatever, the fact is that Arsenal and our players are the ones that the press has really got stuck into but I think this could work in their favour this summer and I firmly believe that some Gunners could be stealing the limelight in the coming weeks.
We have the likes of Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky involved, who have hardly kicked a ball all season and will be desperate to make up for it, but really I am thinking of the likes of Giroud, Koscielny, Ozil and all.
The constant sniping from the media combined with the very real disappointment of missing out on winning the EPL title will, in my opinion, make these Arsenal stars extra motivated and determined to succeed this summer. I certainly hope so and am looking forward to seeing our lads in action.
Which Gunners do you think will have the best Euro 2016?