It's really annoying that every season Arsenal work so hard to get into the CL, depriving another team of it, and then every year they're absolute rubbish in the actual competition. Then they'll no doubt finish in the top 4 again somehow.
I hope not, and I agree that those teams appear better, but I can see Chelsea and Liverpool dropping points against weaker teams, while Arsenal don't drop many points in such games. Wenger is either a moron, or he views their game against Hull this weekend as more important than this game. There's no other explanation for dropping Cech for Ospina. Fucking **** thinks that getting into the Champions league next season is more important than performing well in it this season. I hope we don't adopt the same attitude.
Arsenal never reach the high level the other challengers do but they are consistently good enough so that they don't go off the boil at some point during the season like the other sides and that only has to be an important enough factor for one out of four sides for them to make the top four.
It is the same reason they have got nowhere near winning the title in the last decade despite being in the top four every year.