It’s been a good week for Arsenal supporters inside the Football Transfer Tavern, considering everything looked doom and gloom after the 3-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park.
The Gunners have since managed to get themselves into the FA Cup Final, via a comeback and a penalty shootout win over Wigan Athletic.
They then managed another comeback on Tuesday night, coming out 3-1 winners over West Ham United after falling a goal behind in the first half.
That result was then followed by top four rivals Everton crashing to a shock 2-3 home defeat to Crystal Palace last night – a result that means the Gunners sit one point clear of the Toffees with the same number of games played.
Arsene Wenger’s side have a considerably simpler run-in than Roberto Martinez’s side, and are surely back as firm favourites to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
That coupled with FA Cup success against Hull City next month would qualify as a decent season for the Gunners, and is likely to prolong Wenger’s stay as manager – despite finding himself under severe pressure since the collapse of their title challenge.
Some may still view the season as a disappointment considering Arsenal led the Premier League for so long, but in truth the squad always looked too thin to mount a sustainable challenge.
That means Wenger is going to have to go into the transfer market this summer if he wants to build a team capable of seriously challenging on all fronts next season.