As this excruciating International break continues, let’s have a few esoteric discussions about other matters relating to Arsenal. So let’s discuss whether you would prefer if Arsenal carried on with our Premier League form and went on to lift the title? Or would you prefer that we dropped out of the title race and went on to win the Champions League?
It is an interesting question, and it may be worth noting that Chelsea won the UCL in a season that they finished fifth in the Premiership (and I have to add an obligatory Chelsea reference it seems!). Many of you may think that it is practically impossible for Arsenal to even qualify for the knockout rounds, but I have to inform you that Six teams HAVE overcome that hurdle in the last ten years, and I don’t see why Arsenal can’t become the seventh.
To help you in your decision, let’s here what our captain Mikel Arteta had to say about it: “That’s a hard question.” he said in the Online Gooner. “I think the Premier League is so special and to win it now, with the competition that is involved, would be unbelievable, because that means that throughout the whole year you have been the best team. You went through difficult moments, been established, been really consistent and I think it would be a great platform to have that confidence in the long run. It is hard to choose but maybe the Premier League.”
I suppose it’s possible he is saying that because we are practically out, but the fact is that the best team does NOT always win the UCL. It can often go down to the luck on the night, the referee’s decisions, just as any knockout competition can throw at you.
So I reckon I am going to come down on the same side as Arteta. I would want the Gunners to take the Premier League first, then once we have that in the trophy room, then concentrate on the Champions League the following year…
What about you?