Que sera serArsenal? Why the EFL Cup plays a bigger role than expected in the Gunners’ season

Being an Arsenal fan, I’m getting used to the same old routine year after year. An early season slip up followed by a monumental run up until Christmas before a winless run for our injury-hit squad in January and February and our quest for the league is over by March. We finish second in our Champions League group meaning we draw Barcelona in the last 16 and get made to look like fools by the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, and, barring the odd FA Cup win here and there, we decide to play the under 16s in the cup competitions against teams who give a damn, and end up being red-faced once again. Alright, it’s not that bad,