I’ve been up and down but it was the season that Leicester won the title that the line was crossed that couldn’t be recovered from.
Every excuse possible was gone. We were capable of spending money and every club with more money than us was awful. The silverware curse had been broken. Players weren’t leaving anymore so the squad was settled. We beat Leicester twice that season. We were better than Leicester. Leicester were not the problem.
Joint top after 10 games. 2 points clear after 20 games. But none of us believed. We all sat here thinking “no no, we’re going to fuck this up, don’t get excited”. But as soon as you start thinking maybe we should believe, yet again we bottled it. We didn’t even slightly hang in there in the end.
That’s when I was convinced that Wenger will never again be able to assemble a team with the mental state to deliver well enough over those nine months.