Premier League 2018/19: The Fight for a CL Spot

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Aevius, Aug 9, 2018.

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Where do you foresee us finishing this season?

  1. 1st

    4.8%
  2. 2nd

    5.4%
  3. 3rd

    24.5%
  4. 4th

    37.4%
  5. 5th/6th

    27.9%
  6. 7th or lower

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Chelsea, United and Spurs have all had poor transfer windows. We should have go balls out and broke the bank for some big money signings to take advantage of this. Feel like it's an opportunity missed. I'm quietly confident we'll pick Spurs and Chelsea to 4th this year.
     
  2. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Agenda Merchant

    The work needed to be done is even more than I thought after seeing us in pre-season so a long long way to go.

    Said earlier this season can be seen as write off as we adjust new system and pressing game and I stand by it! Anything above 6th will be a nice bonus!
     
  3. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't kill you to be a bit positive you know :lol: I think we've looked decent pre season! Think the defending might take a little while to iron out.
     
  4. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Agenda Merchant

    I am ****ing positive mate. I said it would take one season.

    Don't ****ing quote me again.
     
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  5. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Or else? :lol:
     
  6. Pat Rice

    Pat Rice Self-Proclaimed Nice Guy

    In order of competence in each position:

    GK: Utd, City, Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal/Chelsea

    Fullbacks: City, Spurs, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Utd
    CB: City, Spurs, Liverpool, Chelsea, Utd, Arsenal

    CM: City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Utd, Spurs

    AM/Wingers: City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Utd, Spurs

    Strikers: City, Arsenal, Spurs, Liverpool, Utd, Chelsea

    That’s my opinion looking at the squads around us. If we are being realistic 4th/5th would be a successful season. Although the cut off beyond 4th (I.e europa league) raises the stakes.
     
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  7. Penn_

    Penn_ Well-Known Member

    What are people’s expectations for this season? Seen quite a few say anything other than top four is a write off but realistically it should be a battle for 3rd/4th between Utd, Chelsea, Tottenham and us.

    I think most would be happy be 5th, with the team generally coming together but a few slip ups costing us. Although, having said that, all it would’ve taken season to get 4th would be to fix the horrible away form.
     
  8. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    4th has to be the minimum. If not 4th then win the Europa. We absolutely have to get back into the CL if we want to recruit better next summer.
     
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  9. Trilly

    Trilly ^ If Michael Owen posted on AM

    I remember when this thread used to be called the race for the title. Crazy thing is it doesn't even feel like it was that long ago.
     
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  10. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Still Not a Mod

    Back when this forum had decent posters. :(
     
  11. Sanchez11's ghost

    Sanchez11's ghost Well-Known Member

    Il take 4th at this point cl is crucial. Im not bothered about the league/fa cup this season. Once emery knows his best 11 we will go from strength to strength, i think we will get 2 players in Jan also.
     
  12. Xanth

    Xanth Active Member

    Getting back to CL is imperative and should be considered the minimum achievement for this season. Our squad is not suited for a rebuilding project, I think there’s a reason the club had chosen to sign veteran talents this year.
     
  13. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

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    Too soon to judge but some early signs of improvement, particularly when you look at the last column
     
  14. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    We gained 3 points each from Newcastle(A) and Cardiff(A) and lost 1 against Chelsea. Should be 5 points no?
     
  15. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    City 0
    Chelsea 1
    Stoke 0 (replaced by Cardiff this season)
    West Ham 3
    Newcastle 0
    Everton 3
    =7 + the 5 point differential you mention=12
     
  16. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    You're right. I misrepresented the meaning of that column.Thanks for the clarification
     
  17. ThlRama

    ThlRama Well-Known Member

    Ah, it was Stoke? Well those cvnts would always beat us at their ground, always raising the game against Arsenal and Arsenal only. Them going down is such great news for us. May they never again be promoted.
     
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  18. Rex Banner

    Rex Banner Massive SAFophile Trusted

    2016/17 I reckon. Right until Ashley Williams scores a late December winner against us and the wheels completely come off.
     
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  19. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Agenda Merchant

    Maybe they were the problem!

    But I'm still here mate!
     
  20. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Wants To Eat Trilly's Shoes

    Think we'll catch people by surprise, tbh. Our best is yet to come. We won't be far from winning the league, imo.
     
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