Expectations for the season

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Oxeki, Aug 18, 2020.


Expectations for the season?

  1. Title Contenders

  2. Top 4

  3. Top 4 + deep cup runs

  4. Top 6

  5. Top 6 + deep cup runs

  6. Another inconsistent season

  7. No expectations, just see how Arteta gets on

  1. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    After the international break we'll see what Arteta is really made of. 7 games in 3 weeks, the four league games we have are all very very difficult.

    City (A)
    Rapid Wien (A)
    Leciester (H)
    Dundalk (H)
    United (A)
    Molde (H)
    Villa (H)

    We can breeze the Europa games with youngsters. But those league games are so tough. If we come out with 6 or 7 points I'd probably be happy.
  2. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Just happy to be on the ride with Arteta. The calmness I feel when watching our games is something no xG, xA, shot differential and all other bullshit stats can explain. I just want us to have control in matches, doesn't matter who we're playing against and not get battered by the better sides or get turned over by the weaker ones.
  3. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    We have the United match between home matches against Dundalk & Molde. :lol:

    United has hell of a fixture list before us, very tough, and Martial is banned against us too. Its the last game he is banned for.

    Even if Old Trafford is very tough for us, there is no crowd & this is the best chance to take a win there for ages.
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  4. Makavelii

    Makavelii Well-Known Member

    Agree. I think we can get the win at old Trafford.
    We should be aiming for 9 points out of those 4 tough games.
  5. Sammy1887

    Sammy1887 New Year, Same Hate For Reed

    Top 4- Liverpool, City, Arsenal, Sp**s/Everton

    Chelsea look defensively poor but their attack is levels ahead of United and us. Lampard will get the sack before January.

    Sp**s have added numbers in the squad and their bench strength is now pretty decent. Plus Kane and Son look like to have their best seasons this year. Definite Top 4 contenders.

    Everton look so strong in midfield and they are clicking going forward too. Resolute team atm.

    Think Leicester and Wolves will struggle this season, Wolves particularly.

    United will have one of their worst seasons if they don't sort out that defense.
  6. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Leicester especially seems now to have been hit with injury worries everyone has expected them to have earlier. Wolves don't have much depth either, and similar can happen.

    United & Chelsea are a mess defensively.

    Tottenham have looked good for maybe 2 matches, so I still find it tough to trust them to perform at that level constantly. Just a moment ago everyone was expecting for Mourinho to get sacked in the future.
  7. Emibury

    Emibury Well-Known Member

    Liverpool and City are better than us in every area of the pitch, and have arguably the best two managers in the world right now. There's an outside chance that one of them has a mare of a season but simply no way both do. The only side with a squad capable of finishing above both of them is Chelsea but their new signings are taking time to gel and Lampard isn't a top manager so not going to happen.
  8. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Planes, Trains & Social Media Rants

    Top 4 is a distinct possibility:

    • We have a good manager.
    • With Gabriel our CB problem looks to be strengthened (no Mustafi,please)
    • Partey, Ceballos midfield looks a lot better
    • Man U and Man City struggling a little at the moment
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  9. Arsenal1508

    Arsenal1508 Mods are unethical! Ozil, come assist me please!

    At one point. Wenger was considered the best manager next to Fergie. Even Mourinhio.

    Klopp and Guadiola are only coaches...they are not the ones playing the football.

    For me, you dont lose 7-2...simply the fear factor is now gone. Also without David Silva and Aguero...City look a shadow of themselves.

    The league winner will not have 90pts this season. I think it will be a 4 way battle going into the wire.
  10. Jason Jace

    Jason Jace Member

    Very correct assessment but I do think Harry Kane will go on his usual mid season 2months injury which will give us enough time jump in front of them
  11. Gegen Pressing

    Gegen Pressing Well-Known Member

    I take it game by game with joyful anticipation . Cautiously optimistic as they say .I am not jinxing it .
  12. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    It wasn’t a blip imo, they have been horrible defensively all season
  13. Dutch D

    Dutch D Well-Known Member

    Aren't we like 17th or something in chance creation thusfar?

    I'm still on the fence about us this season. Really hope Arteta can pivot to a more positive playstyle with Partey on board, but I still struggle to see who is going to create our chances. Not too impressed with Willian thusfar. Might have to take a punt on ESR at some point.
  14. pigge

    pigge Wishes Wrestling Fans Liked Him

    I mean, they won 3 of 4 games and they are shaky defensively. They had the best defense last year, not farfetched that they get it together.
  15. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Planes, Trains & Social Media Rants

    We keep winning and that breeds confidence. Once Pepe gets into the groove I think we'll create more chances.
  16. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    CL this year = huge summer.
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  17. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    I'm not that optimistic as our midfield still lacks creativity & good options. Bums like Xhaka will get lots of starts & cost us points. We still might do good in cups & perhaps could sneak 4th as other teams around us aren't that good as well
  18. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    I think we could get top 4, I'm not sure if we'd be favourites of anything like but we have a chance. I dont think narrowly missing out would be failure. I'm sure Arteta himself wants to aim as high as possible but we have to be realistic too.
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  19. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    Huge summer could result in an even bigger wage bill so I would rather target some top talents on a smaller salary.
    We have a good team already, time to be smart about what we do and avoid crazy spending
  20. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    We'll be cutting around 50m a year off that wage bill. I think we'd be an Aouar and Sancho type signings away from challenging from the title and champions league personally.

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