Leicester 3-0 Arsenal
Arsenal were just flat, and it was clear to see their passion for the top four race was all but gone. The players were tired, the fans were fed up, and Emery just didn’t have an answer to it. Brendan Rodgers’ momentum since arriving at Leicester quite clearly played a pretty significant role in this game, because the Foxes were just firing on all cylinders. Arsenal just couldn’t keep up with them in any way, shape or form, and that’s a little bit embarrassing when you think about where these two sides were a decade or so ago.
Arsenal 3-1 Valencia
We all thought they might turn it on for the Europa League, and that’s exactly what they did. The competition was rapidly becoming their get out of jail free card, and unfortunately, their failures in the Premier League were overshadowing some of the tremendous performances they were putting forward in Europe. They had to come from behind to get the job done, but the spirit of the Emirates helped to take them through towards a big result.
Arsenal 1-1 Brighton
Brighton & Hove Albion aren’t a very good football team, and Arsenal should’ve beaten them convincingly at the Emirates on this day. As you can see they failed to do so, and in the process, their top four dreams were all but over. The fans had just kind of accepted the disappointment of this by the time the full time whistle blew, but that doesn’t make it okay. Big changes need to be made both behind the scenes and on the pitch this summer, because otherwise, this team could really start to struggle.
Valencia 2-4 Arsenal
Why couldn’t they perform away from home like this in the league? It really is mind-boggling, because Arsenal were able to put Valencia to the sword in a game where they could’ve quite easily just gone out there and parked the bus. They knew that surrendering a lead wasn’t an option after Tottenham’s memorable comeback against Ajax, because the mockery would’ve been relentless. They got the job done in the end, though, booking their ticket to Baku in the process (where they’ll face Chelsea).
Burnley 1-3 Arsenal
It was pretty much a nothing game, but at least Arsenal put up something of a fight. This game actually took them to 70 points which is a big improvement on last season in the Premier League, but it still isn’t good enough when you consider how easy their run-in seemed compared to the other sides. In terms of this game specifically there wasn’t too much to complain about, though, especially as they came out of it without any major injuries.
What was the best result out of these six?