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

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

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Where do you foresee us finishing this season?

  1. 1st

    3.8%
  2. 2nd

    3.8%
  3. 3rd

    25.8%
  4. 4th

    34.7%
  5. 5th/6th

    31.0%
  6. 7th or lower

    0.9%
  1. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast CIES Loyalist

    It's disappointing, but Arsenal has given up 50 goals in the Premier League this season. No team that gives up 50 goals deserves to be anywhere near the top 4. Until they get better players in the defense, Arsenal will continue to struggle to make the Champions League spots.
     
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  2. Dennis_Bergkamp_10

    Dennis_Bergkamp_10 Well-Known Member

    Btw, I read something about Ole saying that if United's players don't improve, not even top 6 is a given for next season. I laughed at it, but the same applies for us. With the current squad, we are not that much better than Leicester, Wolves or Everton.

    We need so much improvement..
     
  3. 14Henry

    14Henry Well-Known Member

    This was the easiest year to get top 4. We literally had to just scrape a few points more. We couldn't do that.

    This failure will set Arsenal back another 10 years. We will be stuck signing average players from the likes of Valencia/sevilla/mid table Italian clubs hoping they turn into superstars.

    Any players who have shined this year will have their heads turned by better clubs and being Arsenal we will get next to no money for them. Lacazette reportedly a 70m target for Barcelona and all he has to do is say I want to go. No bidding war then Barcelona throw in a 50m offer we have to take it and then stuck again.

    Torreria the same. Someone will come in and make an offer 35-40m and he will go. I said before the Napoli game it would be better nearly going out of the Europa league and focusing on the league when that looked significantly easier.

    I can't wait to the season is over. As much as I love football and Arsenal I can't handle this anymore. It's beyond pathetic and I don't know how we fix it.

    We won't spend Big, we don't give young players a chance we just buy average players and hope for the best.

    You have wolves and Leicester showing more ambition. Bringing through youth, scouring the championship and finding top quality and we are signing players who are mid-20s who are average and will always be average.
     
  4. gunner4lyfe

    gunner4lyfe Well-Known Member

    Well now that this is officially fvcked we can just hope the Europa league will be kinder. I actually feel like we will win it but some of these players have a Sp**s mentality. If it doesn't work out though, we need to spend heavily on our back line in the summer even if it means we get no replacements in midfield.
     
  5. Vibra

    Vibra Well-Known Member

    Maybe I'm being overly dramatic but I don't think we've been further from challenging for the actual title since Wenger took over
     
  6. SA Gunner

    SA Gunner Prediction Pool King Trusted

    Arsenal 2017-18, points 63, goals scored 72, goals conceded 52
    Arsenal 2018-19, points 67, goals scored 74, goals conceded 51 (with a game left)

    We havent really moved forward, despite the addition of Leno, Sokratis, Leicesteiner, Torreira, Guendouzi. And you can argue Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan as well.

    Credit is due to Emery for not making us slip even further backwards, but the signs do not suggest this is the man to take us forward.

    Europa League would buy him a chance at really proving his worth next season, but in all honesty I dont think he has the capacity to show he is a better option than Wenger.

    He is probably better than Wenger because he represents change for change's sake, the real thing @Jury et al have been crying for.
     
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  7. American_Gooner

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

    In all fairness it wasn't like last season was the only reason for a change, it was just the straw that broke the camel's back. There was clear decline in the league from January 2016 to May 2018, evidenced by the fact that the team went from 2nd (behind Leicester) to 5th to 6th.
     
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  8. SA Gunner

    SA Gunner Prediction Pool King Trusted

    Decline in the league? Is it not the other way around, in that the league quality has improved tremendously and that we have stagnated?
     
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  9. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted



    lol what a top 4 race.. Manu and us managed to outdo the rest in the end.
     
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  10. NieThePiet

    NieThePiet Loves Overhyping Our Rivals

    Don't panic.

    Chelsea still could lose very high (Leicester could have scored 5 or 6 against us and Chelsea are bad away from home too) and then we will lose against Burnley too. Everything fine.
     
  11. Taneruit

    Taneruit Member

    Only wish for next season:

    Stability

    I don’t need an amazing home form if we **** up in the last two home games of the season.
    If Emery doesn’t manage to produce a stable team at the end of next season he can go imo. I still like him, but I want Arsenal back.

    Thats my only wish for Arsenal atm. I don’t want to watch that bullshit mentality anymore.
     
  12. Lady_Gooner

    Lady_Gooner That's Mrs. Ramsey to you buster!

    Was hilarious when people were working themselves up trying decide where Chelsea were gonna drop points forgetting we’re properly **** :lol:
     
  13. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    Two words: Santi's injury.
     
  14. American_Gooner

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

    Counterpoint:
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    signing some cover might have helped
     
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  15. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Easily Triggered

    Are we save with EL place?
     
  16. Furious

    Furious Emery Hired, Telly Off

    Valencia, our opponent in the EL semifinal is up 5-0 before halftime.

    Frankfurt, Chelsea's opponent in the EL semifinal were 6-1 at HT.

    What the **** is going on ffs. Lucky rentboys.
     
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  17. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    I believe we are. Sky said Utd will play in the EL next season and do will we sadly.
     
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  18. SA Gunner

    SA Gunner Prediction Pool King Trusted

    We have no choice but to muscle through. Our future depends on it mate.

    You CANNOT rely on Kroenke to help us here, its two wins in Europe or we are ****ed.
     
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  19. Rex Banner

    Rex Banner Welsh Dialsquare Trusted

    If we finish sixth do we have to start EL qualifiers in July or something right?

    If not, I’d just play all the youth vs Burnley, they need the experience.
     
  20. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    Oh yeah, big time. The 'Petr Cech Summer' was when it all started to unravel. But Santi's loss just completely sucked the identity out of everything. We went from Wenger's Arsenal to, just, something or other.
     
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