There was a pretty big Q & A meeting yesterday – no not that pompous ass – chief exec Ivan Gazidis met with an Arsenal Supporters Trust to discuss the current state of the club and the plans going forward. These sessions – while rarely informative of much apart from continuing the party line – do display an attitude to keep in touch with the fans. It’s something other clubs could learn from – even if it does only serve to humour us. Anyway, while the newly proclaimed ‘Happy One’ was showing off just how happy he is in the most forthcoming of ways (telling everyone he’s definitely happy), Gazidis was busy speaking to fans about our transfer targets this summer, and admitting that the club’s approach in recent years hasn’t been good enough.
I think perhaps Theo Walcott may be tempting fate by expressing his confidence right now with so many difficult fixtures coming up over the next 6 weeks, but it is good to know that the Arsenal squad are in a confident mood, helped by the battling win over Sunderland.
Although Arsenal and Tottenham are vying for favouritism on MyBettingSites.co.uk to finish in the Top Four, but with the massive North London derby coming up the result will be crucial in deciding who gets the honours.
Walcott said yesterday: “We’re very confident of finishing in the top four. We can battle through any sort of situation.”
For the past six seasons, February has been a horrible month for Arsenal. Since the 2005-06 season, Arsenal has failed to win a trophy with the second month of the year being the most problematic. This February was no different for Arsene Wenger, who would have been hoping for a change of fortunes. AC Milan ended his Champions League aspirations with a convincing 4-0 defeat. To make things worse, Sunderland beat them 2-0 in the FA cup. It is highly unlikely that Arsenal can win a trophy this season. However, Arsene Wenger maintains that a top four finish would be equivalent to winning the trophy.