It has been nothing less than a roller coaster ride for Arsenal since the start of the season and despite their killer form since the turn of the year, chief executive has revealed his unhappiness with the Gunners season so far.
The North London club started the season on a poor note and were all over the pace in the first few months, so much so that we were actually not even in the Europa League qualification slots in November. However once the players started returning from their injuries during the festive period, we actually started clicking and everything slowly started to come into place.
They have gone into over drive since the start of the year and except for the Champions League disappointment against Monaco at the Emirates, everything else has been just perfect. We are now second in the League breathing on Chelsea’s neck and are also just steps away from reclaiming their FA Cup.
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis was recently questioned on his opinion of the Gunners season, where he revealed that he was ‘unhappy’, owing to the fact that the North London club are likely to miss out on the League title again. He said:
“We are not happy but we are going to keep pushing to the end and see how far we can go.”
“After that it will be a question of how can we progress the team further so that we can have an even better season next year. It’s a relatively young squad so it will continue to improve.”
My opinion differs from that of Gazidis, as I feel we were a lot better in terms of quality compared to the last few years. If we have a closer look at how our season progressed, it is quite evident that injuries impacted our season to a great extent in the initial parts, but once every one was fit that’s when it all started to turn around.
In the previous seasons, we struggled mainly due to lack of talent in the certain areas and were unable to match up against the big sides. However this season, we were lot more effective against the big teams and consistently got past past them comfortably, which shows a huge level of improvement.
If we can maintain the second position in the table and retain the FA Cup, then I will term this season as a great success and a stepping stone for greater things next season.
Are you unhappy with the Gunners season?