Everyone has been going back and forth regarding the future of football in England – and with around two months of inactivity, people are starting to get a little bit restless. We all know and understand that the beautiful game is pretty low down on the list of priorities right now, but with the economy starting to get back up and running, it’s inevitable that we’re going to see some kind of movement.
Some teams don’t want to see things get going again, which makes sense, as it may hinder their chances of surviving the threat of relegation. Others are of the belief that football is the kind of thing we all need to carry on right now in these incredibly testing times. Regardless of which camp you fall into, it’s almost impossible to ignore the divide.
Recently, the FA took it upon themselves to inform the masses that there will be no null and void option for the season – meaning that Liverpool will almost certainly be crowned champions and three teams will be relegated to the Championship. That’s going to create a certain degree of chaos, and there’s no way of getting around that, but this is the point where decision makers have to really prove themselves. We know that it’s tough, but that’s the case for everyone in every single walk of life.
As for Arsenal, if they decide the table on a PPG standpoint, it probably isn’t going to make for great reading for them. However, if the final nine games are played out and they’re given a chance to really earn their shot at a place in Europe, maybe they could make some noise. The Gunners haven’t exactly had a good campaign up to this point, but it feels as if there is a movement building behind Mikel Arteta.
Whether or not that movement actually leads to anything of substance remains to be seen, but he has to be given the chance to try. In many ways, not playing in Europe for a year will serve as a huge boost to the club in regards to fixture congestion, but if they want to keep hold of big stars such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and potentially even Dani Ceballos, they have to prove that they can provide them with consistent European football. Otherwise, they’ll be destined to look elsewhere for their fix.
Where will Arsenal end up this season?