What is determined as a successful season? It obviously depends on the stature of the club. For Arsenal, no trophy is good enough for a successful campaign if Champions League football is not achieved.
That is, with the exception of the Champions League trophy. With the FA Cup in sight and advantage in the race for fourth place having been handed back to them, they must use all of their experience to secure what would be a very pleasing season.
Arsenal deal in pressure. It's just what they do. Last season they had to battle hard away against Newcastle to secure Champions League football for the 16th consecutive season.
Now they aim to make it 18. That would be an incredible achievement along with a lovely new piece of silverware in the cabinet. As we are all aware, it has been nine years since they won a trophy, and that was the FA Cup also.
"There is a lot of work to do for us, and that's what we want to continue to do. Of course [the West Ham win] was a boost for us." said manager Arsene Wenger.
"We have a big game coming up against Hull, we just want to prepare as well as we can for it." he went on to say.
That's exactly how Arsenal must treat these matches, but they have such good experience in these high profile games.
Cup matches will make even the most calm pressure nervous, as we saw on the weekend. Arsenal edging past a brave Wigan outfit and Hull conceding three goals to league one side Sheffield United.
Wenger must deal with these games the same as any other and they should end the campaign relatively pleased with themselves. Arsenal deal in pressure. It's just what they do.
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