It has been a long and incredibly challenging season for Arsenal and especially Arsene Wenger. The club’s long term manager has endured consistent criticism from large sections of the Arsenal fan base but Wenger may just have the last laugh. For so long, it looked as though Arsenal were going to miss out on a top four finish and therefore a place in next season’s Champions League. However, the Gunners have had their usual strong finish to the campaign and they are not yet ready to give up. https://twitter.com/premierleague/status/863464563483725824
In the cut throat world of the Premier League, success and failure are very harshly judged. That is especially true for managers but, as Watford and Man City prove, that judgement is highly subjective.
Everybody associated with Chelsea was delighted when the team secured the Premier League title against West Brom last Friday. The celebrations at the Hawthorns and beyond showed just how much the title meant for Chelsea but the end of the title challenge was lacking a certain amount of drama. Chelsea knew that a failure to win at the Hawthorns would be by no means fatal for their chances of winning the title. Not only did the Blues have the safety net of two home games still to come but one of them is against the worst side in the top flight, Sunderland.
The Championship playoff final always attracts a huge amount of media attention but the drama of the playoffs is by no means exclusive to English football’s second tier. Just look at the semi-finals of the League 1 playoffs.
After 15 long weeks, the 2017 Premier League of Darts finally comes to an end at the O2 on Thursday night. The best darts players in the world have clocked up the miles, entertaining fans across Britain and Europe and we’re down to the final four of Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright and Phil Taylor. The bumper crowd at the O2 will first be treated to the opening semi-final between van Gerwen and Anderson before Wright and Taylor battle it out for the second spot in the final.