Its fair to say that after a less than brilliant March the Gunners will be looking to take advantage of a relatively easy run of fixtures compared to their Premier League rivals.

Despite arguably having the easiest April run in, I still believe any chance we might have had of winning the title has probably gone.  However, we should certainly look to secure Champions League football for another season.

However, this overlooks our most vital fixture of April, the F.A. Cup semi-final against Wigan.  If ever there was a must win game this season, this is it.  Ending that 9-year trophy weight would be a huge lift to the whole club and we’ve never had an easier chance to do it (excluding the League Cup).

April Fools?

It’s fair to say that March provided some painful moments for the Gunners.  1-0 at stoke and 6-0 at Chelsea were particularly damaging to the club both in terms of title prospects and overall morale.

Would you believe it, it’s one thousand games,
A range of signings, he remembers the name.
49 unbeaten and plaudits galore,
Plenty of criticism, yet always top four.
18 years and the team are in form,
Arsène Wenger, Arsenal, a footballing norm…

Stepping out onto the fresh Highbury grass, an anonymous Frenchman looked out of place. ‘Arsène Who?’ reported the media; a manager drafted in from Japan looking more a stopgap than a plug to all of Arsenal’s problems. It was October 1996, a time that retrospectively has changed the outlook on the North London football club’s history and future forever.

Arsène Wenger’s Arsenal journey has been full of ups, downs, controversies, outbursts, dismay and jubilation. While at my age I have only seen nine years of struggles as the club has endured a trophy barren run, the manager’s contribution to the side can never and will never be forgotten.

1000 games on and a man who looked down and out has, time and time again, resurrected himself and his flailing squad. However, Arsène Wenger’s entire story has been one of proving a point to the media and the fans that he is the real deal.

Many consider him the best player in his position in the Premier League; others say the best in Europe. Bacary Sagna has become a regular feature in European football ever since his transfer to The Emirates in 2007 due to having one of the most incredible haircuts in football history.

Well, actually, it probably has something to do with his immense talent.

In his first season in an Arsenal shirt he earned a place in the PFA Team of the Year. He again was in the team for his efforts during the 2010-2011 season and in my honest opinion he has been one of the most consistent performers in the whole Premier League since his arrival.

Many fans will also enjoy looking back to two years ago when Sagna helped inspire The Gunners to a famous 5-2 victory over their North London rivals. It was a crucial goal that came at a crucial time, as Arsenal seemed destined for defeat that would have lead to a massive dent in their Champions League hopes.

After a February of mixed results March promises to be equally if not more challenging for the Gunners, as the time comes for The Arsenal to march on towards silverware.

Keeping ourselves in contention will be the name of the game throughout March and while progression in the Champions League looks unlikely, an F.A Cup Semi-Final and a strong League position could be awaiting us by April.

Gunners on the March

The month of March has the potential to be a very exciting one for all us Arsenal fans, possessing the chance to carry a strong momentum going into the final period of the season. Welcoming big players back at the right time and gaining important victories will be exactly what we’re looking for, it will not be easy but rarely has it been in this undulating season where consistency is key.

After Arsenal’s ex-captain followed, “the little boy inside him,” to join Premier League rivals Manchester United, a title win under Sir Alex Ferguson justified his bold and controversial decision to jump ship.

With 30 goals in his debut campaign, the Flying Dutchman was given assurance that he would be working with English football’s most successful manager in the long-run, before the Scotsman’s shock retirement changed everything.

Throw out your toys because of Moyes

This season has been a different ball game, United’s aura fading as the Red Devils have collapsed in the FA Cup, League Cup and lie 6th in the league with European football looking a distant memory.