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Guardian review of Arsenal's prospects for this season
djarse (IP Logged)
30 July, 2018 08:19
Seems pretty accurate:

[www.theguardian.com]



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/08/2018 16:43 by Padre Pio.

 
Re: Guardian review of Arsenal's prospects for this season
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
30 July, 2018 13:41
Good starting point for discussing prospects



- 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: Guardian review of Arsenal's prospects for this season
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
30 July, 2018 14:04
Wenger left 10 years worth of horsesh*t behind in this Aegean Stable of ours.
It will take Unai Emergy at least 4 seasons to clear it, and to develop those youngsters and team with high pressing and fast attacking plays.

For this to happen, his squad must have at least 11 no. highly technical players with superb first touch and closed control … 4 seasons to develop this DNA into current squad with talented youngsters developed seamlessly into 2022/23 squad as starter.



'I like the total intensification, where there are crashes and bangs everywhere, pure adrenaline and no one being able to breathe' Jurgen Klopp.

 
Re: Guardian review of Arsenal's prospects for this season
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
30 July, 2018 17:44
Quote:
Merlion96
Wenger left 10 years worth of horsesh*t behind in this Aegean Stable of ours.
It will take Unai Emergy at least 4 seasons to clear it, and to develop those youngsters and team with high pressing and fast attacking plays.

For this to happen, his squad must have at least 11 no. highly technical players with superb first touch and closed control … 4 seasons to develop this DNA into current squad with talented youngsters developed seamlessly into 2022/23 squad as starter.

it was a point spme of us made nearly 10 years ago, but never mind lets move on. What can Unai and the squad achieve this season? Can it get over travel sickness?



- 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: Guardian review of Arsenal's prospects for this season
MattySadler (IP Logged)
30 July, 2018 20:12
"Above all, Arsenal have turned to a coach who will work relentlessly on his players’ weaknesses, which should benefit stagnating youngsters such as Héctor Bellerín, Calum Chambers, Rob Holding and Alex Iwobi. There will be more intensity and Emery, who seems likely to favour a 4-2-3-1 system, has spoken about shifting the emphasis from dominating possession to showing remorseless hunger off the ball."

I like that part, particularly about the stagnating youngsters.

It was said that during his interview Emery produced some sort of presentation where he spoke about the strengths and weaknesses of all of our players. I'm interested to see who he can get a tune out of.

 
Re: Guardian review of Arsenal's prospects for this season
Willy (IP Logged)
31 July, 2018 08:02
Pretty accurate, I can see a 5th place finish. I wouldn't call Monreal an 'unconvincing option at left-back' though. He's a quality player who made the Spanish WC squad.

 
Re: Guardian review of Arsenal's prospects for this season
mapleleafgooner (IP Logged)
31 July, 2018 12:07
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Willy
Pretty accurate, I can see a 5th place finish. I wouldn't call Monreal an 'unconvincing option at left-back' though. He's a quality player who made the Spanish WC squad.

He has been a work house and a great servant for the club but pace is now his enemy and other coaches will target him for his lack of pace.

 
Re: Guardian review of Arsenal's prospects for this season
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
31 July, 2018 15:57
For the first year I would be happy with 5th and the Europa cup



- 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: Guardian review of Arsenal's prospects for this season
Goofle (IP Logged)
31 July, 2018 15:59
He's pretty much sorted it already. Not hard to fix a squad as good as ours.

 
Re: Guardian review of Arsenal's prospects for this season
SuperRob (IP Logged)
31 July, 2018 21:42
Quote:
Goofle
He's pretty much sorted it already. Not hard to fix a squad as good as ours.

We haven't played a game yet.

But I agree he's doing all the right things. I think we'll finish third behind Liverpool and City.


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