The euro 2016 has finished and now we can look forward to a new EPL season. As always, I will start with optimism and hope that it will be our season, by Christmas that hope and optimism would have dwindled slightly and by April 2017 I will be in a state of despair. Well that’s what it’s been like for the past 12 years, so why should it be any different now. The transfer window has gone as predicted, Wenger has failed to bring in the 30 + goal a season striker, Walcott is still an option and we have bought a young kid from Japan who will be playing in the Rio Olympics and not available to start the season.
It’s all too familiar isn’t it…… Man United, Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool have all strengthened, even Leicester have been more active in the window than the Arsenal. The good Gunners like Sanchez, Ozi, Koscielny and Bellerin are being wooed by bigger clubs and we are bidding for a CB who was the player of the year for………….. Bolton!
So perhaps this season my optimism is not as high as normal, perhaps I will just expect the same, perhaps I will be philosophical come April/May and say we punched above our weight and 4th is a good season. Well of course I fucking won’t, I will still start the season with the expectation that we will win the EPL, the FAC and the CL, it’s what you do when you support a team like the Arsenal.