The fans and former players of Arsenal will all have been pleased about the way the Gunners fought back from a seemingly impossible situation to clinch fourth place in the Premier League, qualifying for the Champions League and finishing above our north London rivals again.
As the dust settles, though, and we start to take stock, there are certainly concerns.
Obviously Chelsea are extremely happy that they have won yet another European trophy this season, despite the fact that they were only in the Europa League after being knocked out of the Champions League in the Group Stages.
Wenger thinks that this should not happen, and the teams that are given another chance in the Europa League are basically being "rewarded for failure".
Yes, Arsenal SHOULD Give Wigan a Guard of Honour by FD
So the newly crowned FA Cup winners arrive at the Emirates tomorrow in a last-ditch bid to maintain their Premiership status for another season. Nobody can doubt they deserved to win that match at Wembley against a disappointing Man City side.
Wigan won the FA Cup for the first time in their history yesterday (take that Ca$hri!) but their manager, Roberto Martinez, will not allow the players to celebrate just yet as they have another Cup Final coming up on Tuesday against Arsenal. Nothing less than three points will be enough to save the Latics from relegation, and Martinez is making sure his team stays focused by ordering to turn up for an iced bath tomorrow morning!
What should Arsenal expect to achieve next season? by FD
Like any Arsenal fan, I'm all too aware of how many seasons we've gone without adding to our silverware collection. That minor detail hasn't prevented me from approaching each new campaign with a feeling of optimism – well, OK, perhaps last year's RVP defection dampened those sunny spirits a little.
Santi Cazorla has been one of Arsenal's most consistent players this season, but the Spanish international knows that the team as a whole has not been nearly consistent enough this season. The talented midfielder attributes that to the team getting used to each other early in the season and is sure we will do a lot better next time.
Everybody concerned with Arsenal Football Club is concentrating on one thing at the moment, finishing in the top four ahead of Tottenham or Chelsea, or preferably both. This will make it a good finish to another disappointing campaign, though, and it is just not good enough for the fans or the players.
Our very own young superstar Jack Wilshere is hoping to drive Arsenal on to win trophies in the next few years, and he is in no way happy to just fight for third or fourth place in the Premiership, and he sees no reason why this team can't achieve that.
He was asked if he was happy that Arsenal have finally moved above Spurs into Third position in the table, and he replied: "It's great, especially considering the position we were in before,"
When Theo Walcott signed for Arsenal back in January 2006, he could not have expected to still be without a winners medal seven years later. Unfortunately that is the sad truth, and the 23-year old would trade any and all personal accolades to get his hands on a trophy for the Gunners.
Theo was speaking about reaching the personal milestone of 250 Arsenal appearances against Sunderland, an achievemnet of which he is understandably proud.
Now all of us Arsenal supporters know full well that Arsene Wenger has somehow always managed to qualify for the Champions League every season for the whole sixteen years that he has been at the club (as well as finishing above Tottenham!), but last weekend's disastrous defeat to out greatest rivals has given us a mountain to climb in our last ten games.
You can say what you like about Arsene Wenger, and he has certainly come under a lot more criticism this season than ever before, but there is no doubt that he inspires the respect, admiration and gratitude of his Arsenal players. Just last week we saw Jack Wilshere give an emotional post match interview in which you could tell that he was hurt by how much the pressure that Wenger was under and insisted that it was the players that should bear the responsibility for the bad performances and results.
Michael Laudrup is hoping to scare his Swansea players into action for Sunday's Capital One Cup final by showing them a DVD of opponents Bradford's giant-killing exploits to date. The Swans boss wants to guard against complacency from his Premier League stars when they face the League Two Bantams at Wembley, and he thinks a [.
Today id a difficult day in a disappointing week for everybody concerned with Arsenal Football Club. It has been hard work, but I have put together a few reasons for Gooners to be cheerful before we all succumb to despair.
Firstly, let's remember that Bayern Munich were just behind Barcelona with the bookies as favourites to lift th Champions league trophy this season.
5 things Gunners don't want to hear next season by Twig
If the Arsenal board do decide to still suffer with Wenger for next season, then there are a certain number of statements fans definitely don't want to hear Wenger make. Arsene has made these statements over and over again and gunners are weary of hearing them.
1. It looks distinctly like Arsenal's last hope of a trophy this season has just slipped away like a Bayern Munich player escaping from an Arsenal defender at a set-piece. 2. Arsenal had to resort to kicking another team off the park as they can't cope with their pace, passing & movement. Presumably even Arsene [.
The Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey still believes that Arsene Wenger's team is not only good enough to beat Bayern Munich, but can still win the trophy. Before the Gunner's (weakened) team lost to Blackburn this weekend they had gone five games without a loss, including four wins, and Ramsey thinks this shows that they can beat anyone.
The vice-captain of Arsenal, Mikel Arteta, knows that it is vital for Arsenal to start strongly in tomorrow's game against Bayern Munich. Against the runaway leaders of the German Bundesliga, the Gunners cannot afford to give away anything easy, but we should also remember that there is more pressure on Bayern to succeed than there is on Arsenal.
So we got knocked out of the FA Cup and the League Cup (does anyone really care about that League Cup?). We are still in the Champions League. Also everyone is saying we are gonna get flogged by Bayern? Really? Is football sooo predictable?
Arsene Wenger is well aware that Arsenal have a tough task on their hands in the Champions league. Bayern Munich were last year's finalists and probably should have won the trophy, but Chelsea held on with some last ditch defending and won the penalty shoot out. Bayern are storming along in the German Bundesliga, so it is no real surprise that they are favourites to progress to the next round at the expense of the Gunners.
Wojciech Szczesny is intent on beating Blackburn this weekend and is clearly wanting to open his trophy account by going on to win the competition. The Polish international said: "As you know, we're desperate for a trophy – so we hope we can give our fans something to cheer in the FA Cup.
When the new Arsenal left back Nacho Monreal began his professional football career with Osasuna in 2005, nobody really expected it to be the last year that the Gunners would lift a trophy until now. Although we nearly won the Champions league the following year and reached the final of the league cup in 2011, Arsenal are still waiting to add to their trophy haul.
Arsene Wenger gave football fans and journalists plenty of ammunition to attack Arsenal with when he said that qualifying for the Champions league was like winning a trophy. Oh, how they laughed. Well, you ask the manager of Tottenham, Liverpool or Everton which they would prefer, and if you get an honest answer they will say Champions league.
Latest Team News – Arsenal VS Swansea Match Preview by AH
Arsenal will face Swansea City at the Emirates tomorrow for a FA Cup reply game after neither team managed to progress to the next round after 90 minutes at the Liberty Stadium 2 weeks ago.
Arsenal will once again find the Welsh opponents tough and this will be our 3rd meeting of the season, with Swansea beating us 2-0 in December before the 2-2 draw in this FA Cup competition 2 weeks back.
Jack Wilshere is Arsenal through and through. If you cut him he bleeds red, oh hang on so does everyone. Anyway, Jack was one of the five young players who recently committed their long term future to the Gunners, and he wants that future to be a successful one, laden with silverware. This is not a pipe dream for Wilshere, he believes that Arsenal are close to challenging regularly for trophies.
The second half of the FA cup tie between Arsenal and Swansea City was a bit like a rollercoaster and was not good for the health of Arsenal fans watching, but it has given the Gunners a wake up call, according to the vice-captain Mikel Arteta. When Michu scored, Arsenal went into panic mode for a few minutes and could have gone two down.
There will be no resting players or concentrating on the next game for Arsenal today. Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players are treating the FA cup tie at Swansea today with the utmost importance. Wenger has realised that, if he wants this current team to achieve it's potential, the Gunners must win a trophy.
This season has been a travesty after the start we had. We were on course to actually give a real go for the title challenge this season after impressive wins against Liverpool and Southampton before a vital away draw against champions, Man City.
Chelsea's players reportedly got a very prompt reply to their enquiries as to whether they would be in line for a bonus for winning the Europa League. The Champions League holders put out the feelers to see if they would be in-line for a bumper pay day if they won Uefa's second-tier silverware instead this [.
Nigeria's Africa Cup of Nations squad will be offered a week of free sex if they bring the trophy home. An organisation representing the country's sex workers says Chelsea star Victor Moses and his team-mates will be entitled to freebies for a week providing they win the tournament. Jessica Elvis, national secretary of the [.
Robin Van Persie ended his Manchester United goal drought from the penalty spot during today's victory against Stoke. He obviously thought his neat spot-kick had earned him some plaudits when Geoff Shreeves oversaw the presentation of the man of the match award during his post-game interview. The only problem being that Sky Sports viewers knew [.
Coventry full-back Cyrus Christie picked up a bizarre yellow card after he attempted to trip up a pitch invader. The 20-year-old attempted to thwart a topless fan, who ran onto the pitch during last night's Johnstone's Paint Trophy northern final first-leg against Crewe. As if a 0-3 home defeat didn't make Christie's night miserable enough, [.
OTP favourite Grant Holt is capable of scoring goals at any level. As if to illustrate that point neatly, here he is scoring for his school... at Wembley. Both ends of the spectrum. After an introduction from Saint and Greavsie no less, you'll see Norwich striker Holt grabbing the second goal of the game for [.
In a release by the group that is responsible for the trophy each season,The Supporters' Shield Foundation in partnership with the Independent Supporters Council (ISC), has announced the creation of a new Supporters' Shield trophy and the formation of the Supporters Shield Foundation.
As Portland prepares to defend the Cascadia Cup in 2013 against Seattle and Vancouver, there is potential legal news that could affect the competition's future. MLS has taken legal action to try and protect the trademark, but the Cascadian supporters groups who created the Cup before the teams moved to MLS object to this action.
The Emirates cup will be back at Arsenal this summer after missing last year because of the London Olympics. It will be played at the start of August and, along with Arsenal, will feature Napoli from Serie A, FC Porto of the Primeira Liga in Portugal and Galatasaray from the Super Lig in Turkey.
These are all good teams and will provide a useful test for the Gunners.
Tomorrow, D.C. United will begin a two-week Trophy Tour that will see the club's four MLS Cup trophies make the rounds at bars all over the National Capital Region. The tour will run all the way up to the day before United's home opener and will hit locations in D.C. and Virginia, as far away as Richmond.