And there goes the dream fading away by Lagos Gooner
Hello Gooners all over! I am still in a great shock: I can’t possibly think of any reason why we lost to a spirited Olympiacos team. A match I felt we were going to win effortlessly became the match that broke my heart, once again! Who is going to console me right now? Who is going to console the billions of Arsenal fans all over the world, who felt winning the Europa would catapult them into the UEFA Champions league? What is going to happen next to my darling Arsenal? Wow! How are the mighty fallen! The great Arsenal is finding it difficult winning the 2nd tier UEFA competition.
Earlier this month, I did a piece on two things I want from Arsenal this season. I said I wanted us to qualify for the Champions league and I wanted my uncle to fulfill his promise of sponsoring me on a trip to see the Emirates stadium live! Arsenal by failing to qualify for the round of 16 games in the Europa, have limited their chances of qualifying for the UEFA Champions league, next season. Let me say this here; in as much as I believe in miracles, I don’t believe Arsenal will end the season in the top four. To be honest with us all, Chelsea and Manchester United are doing better than us in the Premier league and I don’t see them not finishing higher than us in the league. Even if Manchester City is to miss the champions league next season, we still have teams who will finish above us, at the end of this current Premiership campaign. We have Leicester city, we have Chelsea, we have Man United and of course, we have Wolves! All these teams will surely finish higher than us unless a miracle happens. Arsenal sadly, just threw away the only real chance they had of qualifying for the UEFA Champions league. It can’t get worse, can it?
However, I still believe Arteta is doing a good job, despite his obvious lack of experience at the highest level. A coach like Mikel Arteta should not been thrown straight into the hot zone! He is not experienced enough to steer a big club like Arsenal with high expectations, out of trouble. Rather, he should have been hired at the start of a new season, where he can start a campaign and plan it his own way. What I am trying to say here is that, with Arteta, we won’t qualify for the champions league this season, but next season will be better. I still feel bad about the loss but I will be fine. We are Arsenal and we are proud.