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


LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal looks at the UEFA Europa League Semi final match between Arsenal FC and Atletico Madrid at Emirates Stadium on April 26, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote / Getty Images)
(Photo by Richard Heathcote / Getty Images)

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

Europa League

Ostersund's Sotirios Papagiannopoulos (L) vies for the ball with Arsenal's Danny Welbeck during the UEFA Europa League round of 32, first leg football match of Ostersund FK vs Arsenal FC on February 15, 2018 in Ostersund, Sweden. / AFP PHOTO / TT NEWS AGENCY / Robert HENRIKSSON / Sweden OUT

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


Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil gestures during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Arsenal FC at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on May 3, 2018.. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP)

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.