The ultimate goal for Arsenal this season is to win the Premier League title, the realistic goal is to finish in the top-four and Unai Emery must be absolutely ruthless in that quest.
Failing to reach next seasons Champions League will have serious financial implications and will hamper the clubs ability to hold on to its best players as well as attract new high calibre talent.
Failing once again to make Europe’s elite competition is unthinkable and if that means that Emery has to discard all other opportunities and put his eggs all in one basket then so be it.
If the FA Cup, Carabao Cup and to some degree the Europa League have to be sacrificed then I am fine with that, play the kids for all I care if it means keeping the big players fresh and better prepared for the league games.
The team clearly tired at the end of the season and that is no real surprise when you consider all the European travelling and playing every Thursday night and Sunday afternoon.
And before any of you say that the Champions League sides had to travel and so on there is a bit of difference between playing on a Tuesday evening and a Sunday as was the case quite often for the likes of Tottenham and the Thursday-Sunday schedule Arsenal had to endure.
The bottom line is that the Champions League is everything, for the money, players and especially the fans and Emery really must take a by all means necessary attitude, it will keep him in his job and give the club something solid to build on.