Amid all the talk about Arsenal this weekend, most of it to do with the end of the era of the Gunners under long serving manager Arsene Wenger, there was a job to do at home to Burnley. Sean Dyche and his players had the chance to challenge for the 6th place finish in the Premier League table and I fo one was a little concerned about how this final Emirates game for Le Prof would affect our performance.
Well no need to worry on that score was there, as Arsenal completely dominated the visitors and scored five goals without reply. So the new manager, whoever it will be, does not have to worry about any early Europa League qualifiers but knows that we will be in at the group stage.
That is good news for our future, of course, but also I think we can be pretty positive after the team on show yesterday gave strong support to Wenger’s suggestion that he has left his successor in a good position. The new signings, Aubameyang and Lacazette showed their worth and got three goals between themselves.
The other two came from Iwobi and Kolasinac, another two for the future. We saw the young centre back Mavropanos once more and also perhaps the final playing time of Mertesacker who is set to join the back room staff which should help to make our defending stronger, something that the new man in charge is sure to focus on.
After disposing of Burnely in the way we did, can Arsenal fans and players now look to the future with calmness and confidence?