Is it time for Arsenal to accept that the Europa League MUST be the priority?

Arsene Wenger continually maintains that the top priority for Arsenal must be reaching the Champions League through finishing in the Top Four in the Premier League, but is that still really a possibility?

Do do that in the last 11 games of the season, we need two of Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea to lose 8 to 10 points more than us in the remaining games, and going by the results so far that is looking more and more unlikely as every week passes. Unless Arsenal really win every single game from now until the end of the season to have any chance at all to be honest.

The Arsenal legend Robert Pires has already accepted that that is now out of our reach and that it is time for the Gunners to just go all out to take the Europa League trophy as the only way we can save our season and get to next years Champions League. He said: “The Europa League has to be Arsenal’s priority now, already.

“The objective has to be to do what Manchester United did last season – they are a good example.

“United won the Europa League and went straight into the Champions League – for Arsenal it is very important to get this state of mind.

“It’s a trophy, a good trophy, so it’s very important. And this season it is the last opportunity Arsenal have of making the Champions League.

“Unfortunately, but if you see the table it’s very difficult for Arsenal to reach the top four.

“I want to see Arsenal playing again in the Champions League. But it is very difficult with Tottenham, Liverpool and Chelsea all above them. ”

He is making sense to me. There is no one realistically below us to steal sixth place, so should we just accept we are out of the Top Five? Just go all out for the Europa League Trophy and get into the Champions League that way?

I say YES!



  1. Sue says:

    That’s a big yes from me too

    1. kenyanfan says:

      its worrying to think of how poor our forwards have been outshone by defenders in the europa league= in terms of goal scoring.look at this

  2. Phil says:

    If we continue getting the favourable draws we could just reach the final.Once there anything is possible in a one-off game.I doubt our Manager has the tactical nous to get us past Atletico Madrid despite us having the players.The annoying thing is we are not considered as serious contenders because of our form and results.We SHOULD have been looking to win this trophy AND improve on last seasons pathetic 5th place finish.To not win the EL and finish outside the Top 4 will surely be the end for this Manager.Surely even he will know that his time is JP and he either walks or is sacked

  3. Innit says:

    Yes. I thought it was a priority from the start. However, the question is whether Wenger thinks it’s a priority. I hope he doesn’t mess up the lineups

    We should have Lacazette by the next round (hopefully we will get through) though as it’s in May. I wish Aubameyang could play

  4. Innit says:

    Honestly winning the Europa League would save our season. United did it last season. Actually we could do what United did and win both league cup and Europa league which are the two trophies we’ve never won before. Mourinho focused on winning trophies and getting back into CL. He accomplished that. So can we?

    But Phil is right. Atletico Madrid is probably the best team and I don’t trust Wenger’s tactics. There are other teams that could beat us ie Napoli, Dortmund, Lazio, Marseille, Villareal. It will not be easy and need a good draw. Also as I said, we really need Aubameyang but only if Dortmund is eliminated will we get him in it.

    Without winning Europa our season will just be a disaster. 5th or 6th place and two seasons in a row out of CL is just unacceptable.

    1. ks-gunner says:

      What 0,o So in case Bvb loses we can use him right after that?

    2. Ken 1945 says:

      But Innit,
      When Wengers teams and tactics kept us in the champions league for twenty seasons and in the top 4 for twenty seasons, that was deemed unacceptable.
      Are we already hankering for the good old days?
      It’s amazing what a reality check can do, even after one and a half seasons.
      Careful Innit, you may be accussed of being a dinasour!!!

      1. Guneal says:

        There are levels of acceptability. wenger just keeps going down the levels.

  5. Mikekobi says:

    You guys are kidding me, yes it’s our priority but we r not going to win it, simple are ABC. For the carabao cup final i don’t see us getting pass city. I hope wenger leaves. I would hv considered if he can win the EUROPA league and stay at arsenal to see out his contract next season, but he cannot win the EUROPA league with this team so he hv to leave at the end of the season.

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