Premier League 2015/16: 2nd of 92 clubs in England

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by say yes, Sep 2, 2015.

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Where do you think Arsenal will finish this season?

  1. 1st

    29.1%
  2. 2nd

    26.8%
  3. 3rd

    24.2%
  4. 4th

    15.3%
  5. 5th-20th

    4.6%
  1. say yes

    say yes Respect Me

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    Thought it was about time somebody created our annual PL thread. How does everyone think we are going to get on this year?

    PL Table as it stands:

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    Next 5 PL fixtures:

    Stoke (H)
    Chelsea (A)
    Leicester (A)
    United (H)
    Watford (A)

    If we start to look like title contenders then we can change the title, but think it's fair to keep expectations realistic for now.
     
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  2. fabo

    fabo 6.51 / 10

    3rd/4th realistically.

    Lot of potential for slips in the next 5 imo, factoring in cup games aswell.
     
  3. Kroket

    Kroket Trusty and Sensible Trusted

    Man City are the clear favourites to win the league, they obviously won't finish on 114 points but I wouldn't be surprised if they wrapped it up sometime in April. All the other potential contenders are a long way from showing title-winning form. I'd expect Chelsea, ourselves and possibly Man Utd to get there eventually but it'll be too late. Not too worried about losing our Top 4 spot, think we can get 3rd ahead of the Mancs.
     
  4. Gooner Zig

    Gooner Zig AM's Resident Accountant Trusted

    Can't see us finishing higher than third.

    Despite Chelsea's average start they still have a better XI than us and also have a better injury record than us so you'd expect them to hit back at some point.

    Despite City being clear favourites they always seem to give you a sniff - both their titles were very tight affairs, far tighter than they should have been given the quality of their squads vs. the rest.
     
  5. Rimaal

    Rimaal Questionable Taste

    I think we'll likely finish 4th.
     
  6. redanddread

    redanddread The stone that the builders refuse

    I had tipped us for the title but after the transfer window closed and no new striker, I'd say 2nd. The nucleus of a very goood team is still there and hopefully, we'll strengthen if possible in January. Although, the biggest hindrance to us achieving 1st or 2nd is going to be injuries. If we can keep our squad fit then we're in with shout but based on what we've seen from City I'd plump for 2nd.
     
  7. Rex Banner

    Rex Banner Massive SAFophile Trusted

    We're going to win the league. Firmly believe it. City are flaky, Utd and Chelsea are pure unadulterated sh*t.
     
  8. onetowatch

    onetowatch Well-Known Member

    City have the best first XI.

    Chelsea have the best manager.

    We have the best squad.

    City have started like a freight train but they have a weak mentality like us and I expect them to drop their guard more than once this season.

    Chelsea on the other hand have started poorly but you expect them to pick up, unless Mourinho is in one of his breakdown years when it all gets ugly and goes to ****.

    If we can find some fluency in attack and someone picks up the goal scoring slack, then I expect us to do well. Gone for 2nd, probably behind City.
     
  9. RandyMarsh

    RandyMarsh Well-Known Member

    I'd be shocked if we finished higher than 3rd. Chelsea and City have better first teams, better mentality, much less injury problems, arguably better managers etc. They're superior teams to us so if we managed to finish higher than either of them this year that would be a pretty successful season.

    3rd is the expectation taking all things into account. Can't see any changes to the top 4 from last year either.

    But i still feel if we don't at least challenge the top 2 this season. after the transfer window we've just witnessed, then the season will be a failure and big questions will be asked come May.
     
  10. law90026

    law90026 Well-Known Member

    Think it will be the annual 3/4th fight and will slip up near the end to let Man Utd pip us to 3rd. Injuries/suspensions will be our inevitable bugbear and we will end up dropping points as a result.
     
  11. Lemon Shark

    Lemon Shark Appears only when we draw/lose

    I voted 3rd , just same old stuff. will hover around the 3rd and 4th positions all season.
     
  12. Bigbludfire

    Bigbludfire Well-Known Member

    3rd at best. 4th at worst.
     
  13. redwhiteAustrian

    redwhiteAustrian Tu Felix Austria Administrator

    Going for third place this season. Don't think the injuries will stop which is our biggest potential hinderance for super top quality silverware.
     
  14. juice man

    juice man Well-Known Member

    If things go well, we will finish 2nd. If key players don't find top form and/or endure lengthy injuries, it will be 3rd or 4th. Hard to look past City for the title this year.
     
  15. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Not Actually a Moaner

    1st. **** it. Even when City have won the league, they've done their best to throw it away. I'm not worried by their quick start. Mourinho's in meltdown mode which will tear Chelsea asunder before he gets the boot midway through the season. United aren't doing anything under Van Gaal. We've got every shot of winning it.
     
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  16. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright

    Said 2nd because I think that City are the only team looking better than us currently. United and Liverpool don't come into it. So I leave it with City, Arsenal and Chelsea as the definite top 3, I think Mourinho's meltdown really gives us an opportunity to overtake them.

    Still have faith we can win the title but I've decided not to predict that we will. :p

    Who knows in the next few weeks City could have a blip and all of a sudden they're in a panic. I mean take Toure out of their midfield or even if he has similar poor form at some stages to last season and they lose a lot. Not to mention if Aguero gets injured, it's not like they have Negredo and Dzeko to both play and subsidise for his absence, it's only Bony.
     
  17. RandyMarsh

    RandyMarsh Well-Known Member

    Chelsea have got Everton away next and we've got Stoke at home. We could be going into the Stamford Bridge game in a lot better shape and with a lot more confidence than them. If we comfortably put Stoke aside, this could be our best chance ever to beat Mourinho at the Bridge. Do this and maybe i'll start to believe ;)
     
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  18. Gooner Zig

    Gooner Zig AM's Resident Accountant Trusted

    The thing is - we don't even have to win away from home vs. our rivals - what kills us is our failure to beat them at OUR ground.

    2-2 draw vs City (should have won this after being 2-1 up);
    2-1 loss vs Man U (Dominated game yet lost - naieve display as usual);
    0-0 draw vs Chelsea (toothless in attack except for one late chance)

    That's where we shoot ourselves in the foot IMO - not getting victories at home vs our rivals - aleady we've drawn 0-0 vs Liverpool who aren't title contenders at all.
     
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  19. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory The wheel turns Moderator

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  20. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright

    City had a poor-ish record vs the rest of the top four when they won the league. Lost home and away to Chelsea, drew with Arsenal away and lost to Liverpool away. I'd happily get mostly draws in those types of games with the odd win or two. Draws in those games are decent results, they're mostly must not lose games. We've definitely shown an improvement in those games since the hammerings we received back in 2014.
     
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