So here we are. The last game of the season. A game in which there is nothing really at stake - all Arsenal have to do is not lose 3-0 and they will finish in third place.
So really, you can't get me to care about this game all that much - I'll watch, and I'll hopefully see them play better than Wednesday's game, but if they don't, it's basically a shoulder shrug moment for me. Saturday, of course, is the big one, and if Wenger does as Wenger said he might and rotates the squad a bit tomorrow, it's an even bigger indication that you can, and in fact should, take nothing of substance from this game.
Enjoy the fact that this is a game you can watch and not really care about. Enjoy the fact that you have a Cup final to look forward to next weekend. Enjoy the fact that, for the first time in a few years, Arsenal's CL fate doesn't hinge on the last game of the season. Enjoy the fact that (in the US/UK at least) it's a long weekend and you have tomorrow off. Enjoy scrambling to find Bravo on your cable system or satellite provider.
BUT! If Arsenal lose, or play out another dull 0-0? Enjoy the fact that it doesn't matter, and that it if they do, it isn't a harbinger of doom or a sure sign that Arsenal will lose next weekend.
I mean, really. If you watch this game and it doesn't end with Arsenal winning, and if that result does more than make you go "oh, huh, that sure was a thing that happened", it may be time to give sports a rest for a little while, because the distance between "this game" and "stakes" really couldn't be any further apart.
I'm mostly sad that after this, the Premier League is over for another year.