The days of Arsenal to enjoy Champions league participation were thrown down to the deep end of a pit after they missed out on fourth position in the premier league which reached its climax on Sunday.
Arsene Wenger has missed the top four position for the first time in his 20 year tenure as the manager at the Emirates stadium after Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool occupied the four champions league places.
Wenger’s side was pushed out of Europe elite despite winning 3-1 against Everton at Emirates stadium on Sunday. Manchester City’s 5-0 humiliation of Watford and Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough sent Arsenal to the fifth position of the log hence making them to go and participate in the Europa league.
The French tactician’s time at Emirates has endured a miserable season whereby fans have been demanding him to leave the club and bring a new coach.
The gunners participation in the Europa League will cost Arsenal an estimation of £50 million in revenue.
Wenger has not yet revealed if he will sign a new contract with the club. The only silverware which the gunners supporters can wipe their tears with is the FA Cup final which will be played on Saturday against the current premier league champions, Chelsea.
Since Wenger took over the reigns at Arsenal, he maintained his stand that the top four was his first priority in the premier league so that he should qualify for the UEFA champions league.
However he has never won any Champions league trophy and his worst and disappointing part, he won his last premier league tittle in 2004.
Arsenal Football Club is clearly not in a happy state right now either. The fans have spent much of this season singing against Wenger and on Sunday they turned their attention to Stan Kroenke. The American majority share-holder turned down Alisher Usmanov’s £1billion offer to buy him out but Arsenal fans made very clear that would rather have taken it. It was as toxic an atmosphere as it has been all season.