Arsenal’s season has three more games still to play, and after Saturday night’s heroics in the 2-0 win over Man City, our final game will be an FA Cup final against Chelsea.
After that, the focus will turn to the transfer market and how we start to rebuild the squad.
As a club we’ve suffered a bit in recent seasons, there has been an obvious decline in our Premier League performance, but Mikel Arteta is still convinced this is a place good players want to come.
And he’s not in the mood to spend time on those who are not completely ready to make the leap to North London.
“I don’t think we should bring players that need a lot of convincing,” said the boss.
“The feeling I get when I talk to a lot of people is that the players still want to come to the club because of the history, the way we do things, our values, the fans we have, our stadium.
“That’s a really attractive thing, that’s my feeling.”
Having masterminded a win over his old boss, Pep Guardiola, the 38 year old now has his sights set on a trophy and success in his first season.
“For me it is a huge win because our obligation with this club is to fight for silverware, to be with the top teams,” he said.
“We have reached the final. I put that pressure on myself – to beat the best team in the country is great.”