For Gooners this campaign has been pretty painful. We've seen our title hopes disappear in November and our Champions League place for next season is under threat.
I, along with many other Gooners have been critical of Arsenal this season and Arsene Wenger has also been under the cosh at times. In my opinion the criticism has been deserved at times but maybe not all the time.
Obviously there many Gooners unhappy at the moment, I'm not the happiest but lets just wait until the end of the season until we judge Arsenal and Arsene Wenger.
It's clear the squad isn't the strongest we've had under Wenger but its what we have and nothing can be done about it now.
Arsene Wenger should have strengthened the squad more than just Arshavin but he didn't and he believes in this set of players even if some Gooners don't. He has put his head on the chopping block and that's why I say wait until the end of the season to judge if he is right.
Who knows? We may well be Champions League or FA Cup winners by May!
I understand it is frustrating at the moment. I'm frustrated because I see the performance of last night, the wins over Manchester United and Chelsea and then a defeat against Hull or Manchester City.
The inconsistency can drive drive you mad but we are picking up now at the business end of the season. And I'm sure that we will qualify for the Champions League next season. I happen to believe we will win it this year!
Of course I'm slightly concerned about Arsenal's position in the league but I say only slightly because as I've said I'm quietly confident that we will finish in the top four despite how bleak our league position seems.
Trophies are what we Gooners want and while we are still in with a shout for the FA Cup and Champions League we have the chance to achieve these targets.
Granted the league position is far from what we want but I'm sure most Gooners would be satisfied with a top four finish and a trophy. I would have taken that at the beginning of the season.
If we don't succeed in getting into the Champions League next season or win a trophy then by all means Wenger and Arsenal will get plenty of flak and deservedly so. Until then lets just get behind the team and fingers crossed we can end up with a campaign that didn't end too badly.
Keep it Goonerish..............