It´s not all happy days for Arsenal by DN
While it has now been all but confirmed (after the draw with Chelsea) that the Gunners will go another year without being crowned as the Champions of England, there seems to be an awful lot of positivity going around the Arsenal fans at the minute. Arsene Wenger and the team seem pretty pleased with themselves as well, mainly because we are hoping to, and looking good, to improve on last season´s fourth place.
But hold on a minute Gooners, we have not won the FA cup yet – and even second place without that trophy would not be much of an improvement. It might not even be an improvement at all if you look at it from another way. The Gunners are currently on 67 points with five games left to play. Let´s be generous and say that we win four and draw away at Man United, that would leave us on 80 points and that would be just a single solitary point better than last year.
So to improve points-wise we have to win all five of the remaining games and lift the FA cup. Even if we did that and ended up on 82 points, Chelsea could quite easily win their remaining five games as well and that would leave us 10 points off the champions, whereas last season we finished just seven points behind Man City, so let´s not get too carried away with ourselves.
Once Arsenal can put a whole season of good form together and actually come close to the title then we can say we have improved. Yes we have had a great four months, but looked at over the whole campaign is it really that impressive compared to last season?