Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that his team should not be judged until the season has finished because there are still undecided matters.
Speaking before the game against Hull, Wenger said that it is too early to talk about judgements because there is still a lot to play for in the league as well as the FA Cup final against Aston Villa.
“We will be judged at the end of the season – 30th of May after the FA Cup final, where are we in the Premier League, where are we in the FA Cup and we will see how well we have done,” said Wenger.
“That’s why it is vital that we keep the focus and the hunger to go as strong as we can until the end.”
Wenger does have a point; finishing second or third will see the Gunners avoid a Champions League play-off game next season, something that will certainly be a big help.
At the moment, they are just two points ahead of Manchester United and a win against Hull will certainly ease the pressure on the team going into the final few matches.
They face Villa at the end of May in the cup final and will be keen to retain the trophy that they won last season by beating Hull.
What do you think of Arsene’s comments? To some degree I agree with him. There is a big difference between finishing second and winning the cup, then finishing fourth and losing to Villa at Wembley.