As it was in 2012 so shall it be in 2013 with our Champions League future to be decided over 90 minutes. While we all got behind Wigan last night it never seemed likely that the away side would even take a point from an Arsenal side who are unbeaten since we took the points off them at White Hart Lane a few weeks ago.
Attention has now switched to Newcastle with people looking for positives and negatives ahead of the game. Their boss, Alan Pardew has said that he doesn’t care whether they lose now that the club is safe from relegation. Meanwhile, anyone looking for hope will find that Arsenal’s influential midfielder Mikel Arteta is a major doubt for Sunday’s contest.
The race to the Champions League is the only highlight of a final weekend where the title and relegation places have already been decided so both of these matches will be televised on Sky. There’s still hope but with a new manager at the start of the campaign, how many of us were expecting better than fifth place?