Arsenal fans are understandably frustrated and disappointed after seeing the side battered both home and away by the German champions Bayern Munich, a scoreline which as well as being embarrassing confirmed that another season would be going by without a decent challenge for the Champions League or the Premier League title.
The fact that the same things seem to happen to every year is bad but I think we also need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. After all if you take Chelsea out of the equation this time then we would be right in the title race and the same was true of Leicester City last time.
Even Chelsea were looking dodgy early in the season but a combination of Conte’s tactical change, no European midweek games and almost no injury problems has seen everything go right for them, just as it did for the Foxes last year. For those Arsenal fans screaming and shouting about Wenger and the failure of Arsenal to win the title I would point to last night’s draw for Man City at home to Stoke City.
We have seen all of the chasing pack slip up and lose or draw games they were expected to win, not just Arsenal, and none of them have had the bad luck with injuries that Wenger has had to cope with. Of course we want more but could it not just be that with a little luck it will be Arsenal taking charge at the top of the table?