Arsenal FC have provided their fans and neutrals alike with plenty of entertainment this season, battling on several fronts before being beaten in the Carling Cup by Spurs, the FA Cup by Manchester United, the Champions League by Liverpool and the Premier League by Chelsea and the Red Devils. It certainly would have been pretty boring without their exciting brand of football.
However, silky skills and neat passing triangles only got the Gunners so far this term and it all came crashing down for them this week. The Daily Mail reports that Arsene Wenger has described it as the lowest point of his Arsenal managerial career, which is saying something when you consider he has been at the club for over a decade.
Wenger said: “It is lowest week I have had here. We were so close to qualifying in the Champions League and if we had won at Manchester United we would have had a very strong chance to win the title. It’s been a year of hard work – probably the hardest we have ever worked here. So to lose everything in four or five days is very hard to take.”
Indeed, it would have been an easier pill to swallow if they’d failed to turn up at Anfield and Old Trafford, but they were in the driving seat on both occasions before defensive naivety deprived them of a valuable win in both instances. No wonder it’s hard to take for a man who continues to achieve greatness at the Emirates, with or without silverware to show for it.