Sunday was indeed a great day for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, sticking to the 3-4-3 formation, the Gunners recorded an impressive 2-1 win over Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
And it was crowned with Liverpool 2-1 lose at home to Crystal Palace, throwing the race to finish in the top four open, a golden chance with Arsenal having three games at hand but only if we make good of that.
Sergio Aguero had put City ahead but Arsenal fought back with intent and determination to claim a much needed victory with goals from Nacho Monreal and Alexis Sanchez and all of a sudden Arsenal’s season seem to be back on track and for the first time in many months Arsene Wenger cut a happy figure both when Sanchez scored the winner and after the match.
But we are still one match away from lifting the trophy and doing that remains the only avenue to remember less of a disappointing season. This season was already becoming an embarrassment to the club until now and defeating Antonio Conte’s Chelsea in the FA Cup final might bring some positives.
However, from the perspective of the fans, we would rather trade the FA Cup for a place in the Champions League next season or have both. Featuring in the Europe elite competition is more prestigious than domestic titles.
The excitement of winning the FA Cup may only cloud us for the time being, the reality will dawn on us in September if our favourite Arsenal goes missing in Europe.
Currently seventh on the league standings with 57 points and seven points off the fourth place, though we have three games at hand which if we won would boost our chances.