Disgruntled celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan is one of Arsenal’s most critical supporters, even in the face of an FA Cup final match.
The perception of a successful season is totally dependent on one’s objectives, therefore it’s a highly debatable topic within the Gunners ranks.
A number of supporters – such as Piers Morgan – wish the side were challenging Manchester City and Chelsea for the best stars whereas others, including Arsenal boss Wenger, are more conservative in their approach.
The Frenchman has come out in recent weeks and branded the Gunners’ season as a success, despite a rather wobbly 2014 which has seen the club drop from the Premier League summit to battling it out with Everton for that all-important final Champions League spot.
Aside from another possible top four spot and Champions League football next year, the North Londoners face Hull City at Wembley next month in the FA Cup final as they bid to end their nine-year trophy drought.
Would a top four spot and a cup victory be a successful season? For Everton, undeniably so, for Manchester City, perhaps not. So where do Arsenal lie on the spectrum?
Piers Morgan, for one, certainly believes his childhood heroes should be doing far better and hinted managers such as Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson wouldn’t accept such fallen expectations.
Could you imagine Mourinho/Ferguson ever saying coming 4th in League & winning FA Cup was a 'very successful season'. Just nonsense. #afc— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) abril 17, 2014
Jose Mourinho and Alex Ferguson were both driven by being the best, and their passion for winning arguably started Arsenal’s decline.
With Arsenal boss Wenger yet to sign his proposed new contract extension, perhaps the recent media criticism will finally force him to walk away and allow someone with a stronger will to win the chance to return the Gunners to the top.