So it’s all finally over, in more ways than one.
This has certainly been a roller-coaster of a season, but a faulty one with more downs than ups.
Let’s take a look back over Arsene Wenger’s final campaign at the club in an A-Z of Arsenal’s season…
D is for
2017/2018 was less about how many mistakes Arsenal would make at the back than what sort of stupid ways would they come up with making them next.
The absolute peak Arsenal defensive moment of the season came in the most important match when, in the dying seconds of an incredible game against Atletico Madrid that Arsenal looked set to win, while also keeping a cleansheet against all the odds, Laurent Koscielny kicked the ball into his own face, David Ospina stepped out of Antoine Griezmann’s way and Shkodran Mustafi fell over just as you thought he was about to save the day.
Griezmann’s celebratory jig gets an honourary mention as the most annoying goal celebration against us of the season.
E is for
We didn’t win it but, Arsenal semi-final idiocy aside, the competition brought about far more enjoyment than we’ve experienced in recent Champions League campaigns.
We went into games with the expectation that we would win, not get a pasting.
We travelled to new and weird places, faced teams we’d never heard of and even managed to lose to one of them.
It was an eclectic trip through a tournament that felt more like the old European Cup before the days of seeding and group stages.
While the Champions League has been polished for tourists, the Europa League felt more like a trip around town with the locals.
I’m glad we’re back in it next season.
F is for
Ultimately, what 17/18 will be remembered for is being Arsene Wenger’s final season at the club.
That it was also his worst season will largely be forgotten.