Our Transfer Tavern landlord has had to listen to a lot of rambling Arsenal fans in the recent weeks following the decimation of their side’s season.
But who can blame our resident Gunners fans, who seem to see the same routine happen every season to their hugely talented club who just simply seem to underachieve year upon year, especially after such promise in the early part of the season.
On top of this, our Landlord feels there may be more bad news coming Gunners fans way with the speculation mounting over the futures of key players such as Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil, the latter being linked with a shock move to rivals, Manchester United which, if it materialised, would surely infuriate the Arsenal contingent in the Transfer Tavern even further.
On top of this, a 10-2 aggregate drubbing by German champions, Bayern Munich, added insult to injury and our landlord believes that the FA Cup is also a long shot even though the North London club coasted in to the semi-finals this weekend, with a 5-0 win against non-league, Lincoln City.
Arsenal will look to use the cup win as a catalyst for their season which continues on Saturday lunchtime at the Hawthorns, where they will face West Brom.
A late Olivier Giroud header broke the resilient Baggies at the Emirates on Boxing Day so Arsene Wenger can expect a tough afternoon for his men – here is the XI he will need to field to achieve this….