Arsenal fans are largely frustrated after early season promise turned to inconsistency at the business end of the campaign once more, with Arsene Wenger’s position at the club being questioned by many.
The Gunners’ place in the top four is under threat after a 3-0 defeat to Everton, with the North London side’s only chance of silverware the FA Cup.
Despite the doom and gloom that has been circling the Emirates Stadium of late, one former Arsenal striker is staying optimistic.
Ian Wright has stated that if his former employers win the FA Cup and finish fourth, the season will have been a success.
“I still believe that if they finish fourth and they can win the FA Cup – which is not a foregone conclusion – they’re under a lot of pressure to win that just to save face, so that’s pressure in itself,” Wright told The London Evening Standard.
“I think they’ve done well up to this point, so if they can finish fourth and win the FA Cup, you have to say that’s a successful season because previously they’ve only finished fourth.”
To win the up competition would end a nine-year trophy drought that has been a monkey on Wenger’s back in recent times.
Champions League qualification is surely the priority, but Everton look set to push the Gunners all the way to the finish line.