Pundit outlines what would be satisfy Arsenal supporters this season
Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell reluctantly admits he would be satisfied with Europa League success this term
Kevin Campbell has reluctantly admitted that he would be satisfied if Arsenal won the Europa League this season.
The Gunners suffered a disappointing 2-1 loss to Newcastle United at St James’ Park last weekend to heap pressure on Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal are in sixth place in the Premier League table and risk finishing behind Burnley, who are in seventh and two points adrift of the Gunners.
The north London outfit booked their place in the Europa League semi-finals thanks to a 5-3 aggregate win over CSKA Moscow last week.
The Gunners will have to get past La Liga giants Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-final to secure a place in the showpiece.
Arsenal can qualify for the Champions League if the Gunners win the Europa League for the first time in their history.
Wenger announced his intention to stand down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season last week to place even more significance on the European tie.
Former Gunners striker Campbell conceded that winning the Europa League would be a decent end to an otherwise frustrating season.
“The Europa League is the be all and end all for Arsenal,” Campbell told BBC Radio 5 Live. “I’d take it but I won’t be happy.
“I’d smile if we won it. It wouldn’t be great. We’re talking about Arsenal here.”
Arsenal finished in fifth spot in the Premier League table last term after missing out to Liverpool FC in the hunt for a Champions League spot.
The Gunners have won the FA Cup in three of the past four seasons but haven’t won the Premier League title since 2003-04.