Back in November, when Tottenham was thriving and had just defeated the Gunners, English wonderkid Jack Wilshere placed a bet with the Spurs’ fans on who would finish on top at the end of the season.
Jack Wilshere made this pledge on Twitter: “All Spurs fans are buzzing they are ahead of us in the league,”he wrote. “It’s a marathon, not a sprint.”
“At the end of the season if Spurs finish above Arsenal I will give 3,000 pounds to charity and if Arsenal finish above Spurs every Spurs fan that follows me must send me a pound which I will send to charity.”
Now that the season is over and Arsenal are on the third place, while Tottenham, from the fourth place, still have to wait to see whether Chelsea wins the Champions League or not. This means that Tottenham’s fans will all have to put a quid in a fund and give the money to charity.
But Arsenal only secured the position above Spurs yeaterday. After the final game of the season, Wenger declared: “I don’t know if this is one of my best seasons, I leave that to you. I am very proud of this season because we were not only tested on the football front – which as a Club we are used to – but on our mental solidity, unity and solidarity within. We were deeply tested, we did not show any weakness, kept united and in the end came back. It is a good lesson for everybody. At some stages everybody was wondering what we were doing.”
Now the Gunners have to regroup, make a few transfers and start the season over next autumn with fresh dreams and if possible some fresh faces. Looking at the two Manchester clubs, Podolski’s transfer won’t be enough to change Arsenal into a trophy-winning team, so Wenger would better have a good plan to improve the squad this summer.