‘You know as an Arsenal fan, it’s the hope that kills you.’
Those were the words of one Gunners supporter in a promo video for the 2018/19 Premier League season, and since that video, the message rings truer than ever for Arsenal fans.
After losing 3-2 at home to Crystal Palace on Easter Sunday, Arsenal had to travel to Wolves three days later and get a win that would quickly revive their chances for Champions League football, but as we all know, things went horribly wrong.
A classic Arsenal capitulation saw Unai Emery’s side go 3-0 down heading into half-time in a pinnacle Gunners bottle job of a performance. The players yet again looked disinterested and hopeless, the motivation to go out there and get anything was absent, and the worst part is fans couldn’t even blame Shkodran Mustafi for the defeat, as the error-prone defender sat on the bench for the entire 90 minutes.
Had Manchester United not keeled over and lost to Manchester City, the situation would be a lot worse for the Gunners, who still after two back-to-back defeats and some of their worst performances of the season are only a point off the top-four.
But it’s hard to imagine how Arsenal even make it to a Champions League qualification place in the league if they can’t return to the form that gave fans so much hope not too long ago.
Seven days ago Emery masterminded a famous 1-0 win against Napoli in Italy, a performance that many thought was the turning point in Arsenal’s season that will lead them to a guaranteed Champions League spot, a week later, and it’s a far different story.
There is a chance Arsenal can get a top-four finish, but as the saying goes, it’s the hope that kills you.
Arsenal fans, can the Gunners still finish in the top-four? Let us know!
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