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FA Cup Roses are red, violates are blue, Arsenal are in the headlines … what’s new?

It’s not a surprise fans are going absolutely mental about this season’s lack of achievements.

Arsenal's season - What's your verdict?Despite lifting the FA Cup for a record 13th time deploying impressive performances of late against Manchester City and Chelsea, emotions are still all over the place for the Gunners.

Being presented with the “we will spend heavily this summer” excuse for over a decade, aiming to finish just within the top 4 and only ever winning the FA Cup is simply becoming too much of a cliche for Arsenal fans.

Let’s be honest. Getting outclassed, “Ollaaayyeedd” by West Bromwich fans and losing 10-2 on aggregate in the Champions League earlier this season had either made you cry your eyes dry or laugh till you cry.

Failing to qualify for the UCL is something Arsenal fans aren’t so familiar with. In fact, since 1997, Arsenal have not failed to qualify for Europe’s most elite competition on a single occasion. Whether this is due to a lack of tactics, squad depth or poor player attitudes, something has seriously gone wrong. With many fans deciding it’s time for a change, WengerIn vs WengerOut split a whole fanbase with no middle ground.

The intense banners, fly-over planes and YouTube rants have certainly caught the media by storm. Arsenal Fan TV has been most known for its numerous aggressive confrontations, complaints and even protests which have got fans turning against the club values and even each other. This puts the club under intense pressure which reflects the condition AFC are now in… fragile!

Despite the thorough scrutiny, it was officially confirmed on 30th May 2017 that Arsene Wenger has been handed another two-year deal and a reported £150 million transfer war chest to break the bank on star signings.

Overall what do you think about this season?

Was winning the FA Cup but failing to qualify for the UCL really a failure? Is this the turning point for Arsenal Football Club? Will Wenger really turn it around and make Arsenal the club it once used to be?

Leave your comments below!

Post written by Jonathan Roberts
Blog: missingstudsfootball.wordpress.com, Twitter: @missingstuds

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