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12 seasons of decline since Patrick Vieira left.
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
20 March, 2017 15:19
Comparison of Highbury Champions vs Emirates Era:
Season … Finish …. W …. D …. L ….. F ….. A … +/- … Points
1996/97 ….. 3rd ….. 19 … 11 ….. 8 … 62 … 32 … 30 … 68 points
1997/98 ….. 1st ….. 23 ….. 9 ….. 6 … 68 … 33 … 35 … 78 points
1998/99 …..2nd ….. 22 … 12 ….. 4 … 59 … 17 … 42 … 78 points
1999/00 …..2nd ….. 22 ….. 7 ….. 9 … 73 … 43 … 30 … 73 points
2000/01 …..2nd ….. 20 … 10 ….. 8 … 63 … 38 … 25 … 70 points
2001/02 ….. 1st ….. 26 ….. 9 ….. 3 … 79 … 36 … 43 … 87 points
2002/03 …..2nd ….. 23 ….. 9 ….. 6 … 85 … 42 … 43 … 78 points
2003/04 ….. 1st ….. 26 … 12 ….. 0 … 73 … 26 … 47 … 90 points
2004/05 …..2nd ….. 25 ….. 8 ….. 5 … 87 … 36 … 51 … 83 points
2005/06 ….. 4th ….. 20 ….. 7 … 11 … 68 … 31 … 37 … 67 points
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
2006/07 ….. 4th ….. 19 … 11 ….. 8 … 63 … 35 … 28 … 68 points
2007/08 ….. 3rd ….. 24 … 11 ….. 3 … 74 … 31 … 43 … 83 points
2008/09 ….. 4th ….. 20 … 12 ….. 6 … 68 … 37 … 31 … 72 points
2009/10 ….. 3rd ….. 23 ….. 6 ….. 9 … 83 … 41 … 42 … 75 points
2010/11 ….. 4th ….. 19 … 11 ….. 8 … 72 … 43 … 29 … 68 points
2011/12 ….. 3rd ….. 21 ….. 7 … 10 … 74 … 49 … 25 … 70 points
2012/13 ….. 4th ….. 21 … 10 ….. 7 … 72 … 37 … 35 … 73 points
2013/14 ….. 4th ….. 24 ….. 7 ….. 7 … 68 … 41 … 27 … 79 points
2014/15 ….. 3rd ….. 22 ….. 9 ….. 7 … 71 … 36 … 35 … 75 points
2015/16 …..2nd ….. 20 … 11 ….. 7 … 65 … 34 … 31 … 71 points
2016/17 ….. 6th ….. 15 ….. 5 ….. 7 … 56 … 34 … 22 … 50 points

The decline of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal actually started in 2005/06 when Patrick Vieira was allowed to leave.
Arsene Wenger was frustrated with Vieira flirting with Real Madrid and was on the verge of leaving but changed his mind after he felt insulted when Perez did not made him one of the Galactico.

It was an era of mediocrity for the last 12 seasons, except for an anomaly in 2007/08, Arsenal FC was never competitive to challenge for the title as borne out by the tabulation above.
Salient points are:
1. For the past 4 seasons, we had 7 consecutive losses, and this season, we have 7 losses after playing 27 games.
2. Except for 2007/08 season, we never collected 80 points or more to challenge for the title.
3. Since 2004/05 season, we have a leaky defence averaging from 31 to 49 goals against.
4. It is a fallacy that Arsene Wenger had built a free-scoring team.
….. 3 seasons – 85, 87, 83 goals scored;
….. 8 seasons – 70 to 79 goals scored;
….. 9 seasons – 60 to 69 goals scored;
….. 1 season – 59 goals scored.

 
Re: 12 seasons of decline since Patrick Vieira left.
Big Guhnz (IP Logged)
20 March, 2017 18:29
Wengers first BIG mistake even Bergy had to tell him.

 
Re: 12 seasons of decline since Patrick Vieira left.
younghansolo (IP Logged)
20 March, 2017 23:20
Paddy was irreplaceable but we never even tried. The transfer fee for him, Henry and vest still bothers me to this day. All sold on the cheap compared to so many other deals for inferior players

 
Re: 12 seasons of decline since Patrick Vieira left.
Goofle (IP Logged)
24 March, 2017 08:29
Vieira was past it by the end of his last season. Unbelievable drop in physical capability over just one summer/season.

Anyway, he's the most important signing Wenger ever made and arguably the best player of Wenger's time at the club.

 
Re: 12 seasons of decline since Patrick Vieira left.
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
24 March, 2017 09:40
I agree with Tom, but the issue is he was never replaced with a player of quality



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: 12 seasons of decline since Patrick Vieira left.
Bergmars (IP Logged)
24 March, 2017 09:45
So many not replaced with quality



DB10,the best.

 
Re: 12 seasons of decline since Patrick Vieira left.
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
24 March, 2017 11:30
Quote:
Bergmars
So many not replaced with quality

Will just be the same next season.



http://i63.tinypic.com/2dt9c3q.jpg

 
Re: 12 seasons of decline since Patrick Vieira left.
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
24 March, 2017 11:39
Its not worth worrying about anymore, you could buy the best 11 players in the world and Wenger would still fck it up



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: 12 seasons of decline since Patrick Vieira left.
Optimistic Gunner (IP Logged)
24 March, 2017 14:29
Quote:
Padre Pio
Its not worth worrying about anymore, you could buy the best 11 players in the world and Wenger would still fck it up



http://i.imgur.com/b1SeVpw.png


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