Despite our rubbish first period at Old Trafford yesterday, our Gunners managed to force an equaliser late on in the game. We could easily have taken all three points if Olivier Giroud had not had another bad day at the office – and Arsenal could now have been certain of finishing in the Top Three,
As Arsene Wenger quite rightly pointed out, there is still a little bit of work to do before we can be guaranteed to avoid the Champions League play off at the beginning of next season. “It takes the pressure off the holidays and in the preparations because you always have that in mind when you prepare.” Le Prof revealed. “It will be great when we do it, but it’s still to do. We have two home games so let’s focus on the next one and we can secure that on Wednesday against Sunderland.”
So are you going to be satisfied with finishing in Third Place Arsene? “Satisfaction is always a tricky question. If they’d asked me in October then I would have said yes. Overall of course you want to be first but 17 teams would exchange position with you. It is a continuity in our results and it is a platform to do better next season. That’s our aim.”
It is great to finish above Fourth, which has been our final spot in six of the last nine years, but there is also one other very good reason for us to beat Sunderland in midweek. If Southampton beat Man City on the last day of the season (which is quite possible) then we could still finish second!