Okay so we do not want to go overboard or get too excited about Arsenal rescuing something from a disappointing season, just because the Gunners won a game and got through to the FA cup final at the expense of Man City. For one thing we could just as well have lost and are still off the pace in the top four race and need those above us to do Arsenal a favour.
An even bigger issue is whether the Gunners can carry on the upturn in form, but for a change it does feel good to be an Arsenal fan and we have plenty of reason to feel a bit more positive about qualifying for another crack at the Champions League.
Of course the FA Cup is still a big ask with Chelsea to face in the final but as we beat them earlier in the season the players and manager will surely be feeling at least hopeful and optimistic. The bigger effect from this Wembley semi-final should be the confidence to push on in the Premier League.
If Arsenal needed any more encouragement to keep pushing then we did not have to wait long, as Crystal Palace did to Liverpool what they did to us recently and claimed all three points. So now we are nine behind but with three games in hand and that feels better, especially if Arsenal are hitting some form.
Unfortunately Man United won at Burnley but they have tough games and a nightmare fixture list as well as an injury crisis added to by Ibrahimovic and Rojo being ruled out for the rest of the season. What do you think Gooners, has the FA cup and the Liverpool loss opened the top four door for Arsenal?