[This was meant to be part of yesterday's blog but due to some technical difficulties it didn't make it in... Apologies to all...]
The results since then have been nothing short of embarrassing. Without dwelling on specifics, our players have been soul searching and looking at each other. The problem is no one has the answer (or experience) so we stayed within that hollow feeling from that horrible day Wembley.
Wenger went on to add:
“It is the most frustrating season since 2005 because if you look at all the numbers, it is the closest we have been,”
“Just look at the last week. We could have had nine points quite easily against Liverpool, Tottenham and Bolton and in the end we finished with two points. We feel more frustrated than ever because we are closer than ever to winning this league.
“Of the trophies, the most important, above all for me, is the league and this year we have had the quality to win it. The unfortunate thing is that there are plenty of moments to look back with regrets and there is not one opportunity that we missed. We missed many.”
Again, frustration or appreciation of an admission? We will definitely look back at this season with a great deal of regret. The season’s dvd review should actually be called ‘If…’ because the number of times I have started conversations with fans in The Tollington or on Hornsey road with that word is countless. Unfortunately ‘if’s’ don’t win titles, standing up and being counted does.
This summer is the biggest summer in years for The Arsenal, on and off the pitch. There needs to be personnel changes, the board will need to confirm their own direction and support the manager and fans. I feel Wenger has realised the project has worked well in parts but also failed in parts too. With this in mind we will see personnel changes around the club. Maybe not the big names some of you want but I would take 4 new Sagna style warriors wouldn’t you?
Talking about a new signing, Thomas Vermaelen is back! Yes the Verminator has made his comeback. Not only that, he also kept a clean sheet at Old Trafford! By all accounts he actually put in very strong performance. For further detail and also fantastic coverage online and on Twitter of the Reverses and Youth teams, follow YoungGunsBlog. Now it’s time for me to use that word…. ‘IF’ TV5 had been back one month ago, you can’t help but feel this Sunday’s game against United would have been very different.
The Emirates Cup line up was also announced yesterday. This year joining the Arsenal will be PSG (the Boss’ favourites), Boca Juniors and New York Red Bulls, with some player by the name of Thierry Henry. Yes, the king is back. Games will be played on 30th & 31st July. I fancy our chances of picking the trophy up!!
And finally, congratulations to Prince William and Catherine Middleton on their Royal Wedding. Why? Lest we forget the Royal Family are proud supporters of The Arsenal.
That’s it from me. I hope I’ve filled the big T90 boots left by Dev adequately. Feel free to pass on any comments or follow me on twitter, @Tottz82.