What a season this has been!!!
The 2015/2016 season has truly been one to remember.
Between that loss to West Ham on the first day and that victory over Aston Villa yesterday, a lot has happened with us and to us.
There have been highs and lows but all in all, this has been a season to remember.
We may not have finished on top of the log as we would all have loved but trust me, this was definitely a season to remember.
As usual we experienced injuries to key players at dangerous times, we dropped points where and when we shouldn’t, the WOB’s also had their spell and took it a step further this season, our top striker had that dry spell,we got knocked out of all cup competitioons,all things that have become very familiar with the Arsenal fanbase,well except for the fact that Spuds seemed to be having a better season and looked like they were going to finish above us for the first time in about 21 years.
But then there was those sweet victories against the Manchester Clubs, the amazing and heart felt victories against Leicester (even though at the end those didn’t count for much), the signings of Petr Cech and Mohammed El Neny who one way or the other lifted the team, the return of key players at crucial times (remember Welbeck coming back to score that winner at Leicester, now he’s injured again??).
But in all of these, despite all that transpired, we still finished in second place above Tottenham.
North London truly is red!!!!
It’s amazing how the spuds needed just 5 points from 4 games to finish above us and they still found a way to bottle it and let us overtake them.
Oh well, I guess bottling is a thing we all share in North London.
As much as you might dislike Wenger, the man may have 99 problems (which may include buying us the right players this summer, changing the mindset of the team and bringing that winning mentality out of them ) but finishing above Tottenham is definitely not one of them.
Okay Okay, let’s talk about the game yesterday for a little while.
Giroud scored a much needed hat trick amidst growing concerns he wasn’t as prolific as he should be, Cech added yet another clean sheet to his badge and thus making him the keeper of the season with highest cleansheet, 16. Ozil might not have broken that clean sheet record but was able to add one more to his assist tally of 18 to finish the season with 19 assists, not as many as you would have liked but when you consider he also created 142 chances, the man sure did have an amazing season.
Wilshere and Cazorla also got the chance to start for the first time in a long while and if both had been more preicse, could have gotten on the score sheet on time or the other. For Wilshere though, he must have been strolling off the pitch with joy in his heart when he was substituted in the 69th minute as he knew he had given a good account of himself and made a case for his being selected for the England team that would go to France for the Euro championships under the prying eyes of national team manager, Roy Hodgson.
Amidst all the joy from the win and finishing above Spuds, it was also the last time we were going to see Arteta, Flamini and Rosicky in an Arsenal shirt and of the 3 only Arteta got a chance to play some final minutes, he even got himself a goal. Yes I know some haters would say it was a Bunn own goal but bruh, to me Arteta scored in his final game.
How much I would miss the pace, aggression, agility and technicality of Rosicky who has been at the club for 10 years, sadly that career was blighted by loads and loads of injuries. I can’t say same for Arteta and Flam but we’ll miss you guys too.
All in all, it was an amazing season and as that ball ricocheted off Bunn to make it 4-0 to the Arsenal, amidst reports that Spuds were being thrashed 5-1 by Newcastle the stadium erupted.
‘Tottenham Hotspur, it’s happened again,’ roared the home fans. Indeed, Happy St Totteringham’s Day Arsenal fans.
With this I leave by saying Happy St. Totteringham’s Day.