Lucky, lucky Arsene? Not a chance – and here's why his recent success is no fluke

On Saturday, Arsenal’s ninth win on the trot put them in the FA Cup final for a second consecutive year. They have won 17 of their last 19 games (though their latest came in extra-time), and are poised to finish second in the league – their highest position for a decade. Gunners fans must be cheering Arsene Wenger as media pundits shower him with praise, right?

Well, discerning members of both camps are doing just that. But some of those who spent the first half of the season furiously calling for Wenger’s head are now scrambling to deny him any credit for the team’s run.

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