7 times Arsene Wenger has lifted the oldest football competition in the world, and has become the outright record holder for the trophy. His Arsenal team haven’t had the best of seasons in fact one of the worse seasons in 20 years of his entire managerial career at Arsenal and still managed to finish it on a high. Even though that wasn’t enough to seal a top four place he has guided Arsenal to yet another FA Cup and The Gunners 3rd in the last 4 years, not bad at all….
The season started well for arsenal, losing only one game by November but by December, the regular cracks began to appear failing their two big tests in one week with damaging away defeats to Everton and Man City and Arsenals brief title challenge crumbled by March. Arsenal were well adrift of the title race and even the top four that we have been regulars in for the last 20 years looked lost. Heavy away defeats to West Brom and Crystal Palace saw the Arsenal fans totally turn on the players chants of “you’re not fit to wear the shirt” on a damaging Monday night at Palace was undoubtedly the low point of Arsenals season, at the time you would never have expected us to come away with a trophy come the end of the season but that we did.
A change in formation in April saw a change in Arsenals fortunes, winning 8 of their last 9 games including a massive semi final win at Wembley over Man City. Players such as Rob Holding, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey and Nacho Monreal have been truly outstanding in recent weeks and our strong finish was aided by their fantastic form. The FA cup final against Chelsea was probably Arsene Wenger’s first as the underdog but arguably the one in 2014 was the only one he needed more than this. However as he so often does, the Professor pulled another rabbit out of the hat and sent his Arsenal team out looking like winners. Arsenal steamrollered Chelsea and could’ve scored 6,7 maybe even 8 goals but 2-1 it was and what a way to end a very dark season.
Will Wenger stay is the next question, a board meeting on Tuesday will decide his fate but the question remains, if Arsene Wenger is to leave… who will come in and do as good a job as he has done, is there anyone available who can do better? One thing is for certain, with 3 league titles and 7 FA Cups he is a club legend who has spoiled Arsenal fans even in during his most difficult periods. Football season is over and all gooners need a good old rest from football as it has been a hard season season and lets see what happens over summer to the club, changes a bound to happen. Lets keep the faith!
Thanks Arsene and great support from the fans all season. COYG!