While many have viewed our probably failure of not qualifying for next season’s Champions League as a colossal failure on the part of Arsene Wenger, the Champions League have been less exciting for us given our propensity to get knocked out in the round of 16.
Our fate for qualification now lies in the hands of Middlesbrough who we hope can beat Liverpool, but that may just be a pipe dream. Where we end this season on the table is going to affect the plans Arsene Wenger will have for the transfer market.
Quality players will be snobby of Arsenal because of the Europa League and we may also see some key players exit the Emirates. However, Arsene Wenger has dismissed all transfer thesis, with claims that missing out on top four will not affect the Gunners transfer target, according to report.
Arsenal host Sunderland tomorrow but they should thump the Black Cats tomorrow and have all their attention on the game between Man City and Liverpool, who are just win away from sealing a place in the Champions league play offs.
Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s game, Wenger was quizzed about his plans for the summer transfer market and he said:
‘I believe if we finish outside the top four it will not have any influence on how the club is led and the transfer market.
‘I just think that if you finish outside the top four it’s down to one point maybe. It’ll be difficult to swallow but it shouldn’t change the judgement where you think you have to change everything.
‘We keep the same focus and try to improve the squad.’
Arsenal have been linked with a number of star players but failure to qualify for Champions League may see their target shun a move to the Emirates. World Class player like James Rodriguez, Antoine Griezmann and Arda Turan will fancy moves to a club that will play in the Champions League.