The business end of the season is upon us, and as such, we thought it’d be a pretty good idea to analyse how the last few months have gone for Arsenal Football Club. There are just a few games remaining and it’s fair to say that it’s been a rollercoaster ride of a season for the Gunners, which in itself, may be putting things a bit lightly.
They’re in the running for the Europa League crown as well as a place in the top four, so as you can imagine, there’s a lot of tension in the air. Things could either go remarkably or very, very badly between now and the end of the campaign, which, in a lot of ways, is part of the charm of this game.
But before we get too philosophical, let’s dive into the last handful of games and see where we’re at.
Arsenal 2-0 Manchester United
This was a big result because at the time, Ole was supposedly still at the wheel in a positive sense. The Gunners were able to prove that they can hang with the big boys, especially at home, and they gave their top four hopes a massive boost as a result.
Arsenal 3-0 Rennes
After falling short in the first leg it was pretty clear to see that Arsenal needed to pull off a big performance in the second – and they did. This was kind of frustrating in a way because it proved, for the second round running, that they could’ve easily gotten the job done away from home too. Work to be done, but impressive nonetheless.
Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle
The kind of result, and performance, you’d expect from a team pushing for the top four. Arsenal scored in either half to register a really professional performance and win against Newcastle who, at the time, were considered to be a rising force in the bottom half of the table. That still isn’t much of a compliment, but still.
To be continued..