One trophy in our cabinet, and the season is looking a fulfilling one already. The story of our league triumph is no doubt, one of the most inspiring in recent years; coming off the back of a disastrous 2015/16, to start 2016/17 awfully, and turning it all on its head, to record a wonderful winning run, it’s all been amazing.
I can imagine the excitement Conte and his boys must feel with what they have achieved so far. But the interesting thing about our season is that it doesn’t have to end at just winning the league, it can get even better. We have the title bagged, making it one title already this season, but it can become two in a few days.
On Saturday, we take on Arsenal in the final of the FA cup, and if we win that game, the double will be complete. So far this term, we have met the Gunners two times, won one, and lost one; the fixture for this Saturday is the third between us this season, and while we can take confidence in knowing that we won the last meeting, and that they haven’t won any big side in recent weeks, we also must take note of their resurgence.
The battle for a top four finish in the league has seen Arsenal play better, so we must be ready for a more difficult task. They also need a trophy badly this season and that is another motivation. Our boys and Conte need to take these factors into consideration, and prepare accordingly.
One of the hallmarks of a top team Is the ability to step up and win big games when expected to. We have won Arsenal once this season, but what’s to say we can’t repeat that feat. We need the win to do the double, and we need the double to not just cap off an already spectacular season, but to further cement our status as the best team in English football, and one ready to compete in the UCL next season.