Looking at Arsenal.com, I happened to see Arsene Wenger claiming that the financial impact of making the Champions League is not what it was.
In truth, you see astronomical figures bandied about and, to my mind with the lucrative BT deal in place, it’s more important than ever to qualify.
My continuing support of Wenger depends on him ensuring Arsenal quality for the Champions League, whether or not it is through the play-offs. If he cannot achieve that, even I will question whether he should remain at the helm.
I believe he set his own success criteria and therefore he cannot complain if he is ousted if the ‘unthinkable’ happens and Arsenal fail to finish in the top four or fail to make it because of Liverpool or Man City’s European silverware.
Spurs’ relative success is simply a sideshow and, annoying as it is to Arsenal fans, must be ignored as it has little bearing on the Gunners’ Champions League qualification. That is the be all and end all.
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