Most would agree that the 2014/15 season was a success. A second FA Cup in a row and 3rd in the EPL represents an improvement on the previous season.
As always, we are left feeling that it could have been even better had it not been for some key moments. If only we hadn’t conceded that 3rd goal at home against Monaco etc etc.
In the end, I was left feeling happy that we had progressed, that we had most of our players fit and more importantly we were looking like a team that is growing and improving every game.
One thing that pleases me at the moment is the cohesion and camaraderie in the squad and the obvious enjoyment that the players get from playing with one another. There are no selfish egos in the dressing room – well maybe Giroud spends too much time in front of the mirror but I get the impression that it is an ongoing joke within the squad.
Our fear that our top players are going to be plucked from the squad in the transfer window has been replaced by the expectation of a surprise big name signing ….. things are definitely looking to be on the up at The Arsenal.
An improvement next season would have to take the form of 2nd or higher in the EPL or the quarter finals or further in the Champion’s League – or would it?
Arsene Wenger has created a ‘brand’ of football that characterizes the club in this modern era. We are generally respected by supporters of clubs who are lower in the league but derided by those who think they are better (with the exception of city perhaps) because they think we are weak to put style ahead of results.
So the challenge is to prove that we can win the top honours playing the Arsenal way, but if we don’t, we know we will enjoy the ride and there will always be hope for next season.
What would represent an improvement on last season for you? ………