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Premier League 2020/2021: Race for the top 4?

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by squallman, Sep 13, 2020.

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Where will we finish?

  1. Champions

    12 vote(s)
    18.5%
  2. Top 4

    32 vote(s)
    49.2%
  3. Below the TOp 4

    21 vote(s)
    32.3%
  1. squallman

    squallman Still Pining for Wenger

    I'm reading a few threads here and wow. We really have our tails up now. Everyone is positive and we're back to thinking that we'll swat away the small sides again.

    Its like supporting Arsenal during the 2009-2014 days. We're great, every one of our players is great until we lose a game.

    I'm keeping my feet firmly planted. We're on an upward trajectory but this is basically the same lot that took us to the giddy heights of 8th and 5th. Hopefully, Arteta can get a tune out of them to get us back into the top 4.
     
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  2. Macho

    Macho Well-Known Member Trusted

    Gonna be funny when the title of the thread slides down the table like last season.
     
  3. Brett

    Brett Active Member

    Don't do this to yourselfs lads:facepalm:
     
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  4. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    Champions. Aim as high as possible, accept top 4 if we make it.
     
  5. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    This squad now believes they can beat anyone. That is key.

    I'm not saying anything until we've gone to Liverpool away in the third game and seen what else we do in the window.

    I do think regardless of that we will shock the league this season. Always one team that does who gets predicted to be lower than they come.
     
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  6. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief

    Think we'll get top 4. We've got enough in defence and attack and midfield is good enough especially if we get one of the two linked in

    We're compact and organised when we need to be and we have Auba. Willian looks a great addition, Pepe will improve, Saka will improve.

    Our form is top 4 under Arteta
     
  7. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Very early days but there has been a sea-change in the last few months. We look good enough to be at least 5th at the moment but let's see where we are at the end of November before getting too excited.
     
  8. GoonerJay24

    GoonerJay24 Well-Known Member

    This squad has been the third best in the league these last three seasons so we should be aiming for 3rd, minimum 4th and another FA cup
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2020
  9. amigo

    amigo Member

    It's really hard to predict. Two of last years top four were way ahead of us and the other two are strenghening considerably. I do believe we are a very different team under Arteta, much more compact and difficult to beat. We have demonstrated that we can go toe to toe with the big boys under him and so we should win a few more six pointers to make us more competitive. Away games in empty stadia are less daunting. So I am hopeful - I'd even say we can nick a cheeky third - if things click and with the right final squad additions.
     
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  10. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    I know things can change but United haven't improved their starting 11 yet and they needed 3 or 4 to really start pushing up there.

    Chelsea's defence is still a shambles and their attack will take time to gel.

    Liverpool won't be as good this season, I think the mentality of the defence in particular is starting to go on a downward trajectory. Their squad depth is also poor and they've been lucky with injuries over the past two years.

    Sp**s have Mourinho, so they're instantly terrible and they've bought poorly as well. Hojbjerg looks a horrendous signing.

    Everton could actually be a problem.

    We have such a fantastic opportunity this year if we are consistent.
     
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  11. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief

    Just watching MOTD and Liverpool could finish anywhere from 1st-6th if they play like that every week :lol:
     
  12. Uncle Good-Advice

    Uncle Good-Advice Well-Known Member

    Why race for the top 4 and not to win it all? We're at the top of the table and long may it continue. Have hope, only if for few weeks :D
     
  13. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Vinai Venkatesham Stan Trusted

    As much hope as I have in a one off match now I still think this squad isn't good enough for top 4.

    Atm I think we'll finish 6th, add one or two more midfielders and then I'll start thinking about top 4.
     
  14. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

    request to change the title of the thread to "race for the title"
     
  15. GoonerJay24

    GoonerJay24 Well-Known Member

    This is the third best squad in the country and had been for three seasons, with everything settled behind the scenes we should be aiming for 4th minimally
     
  16. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    As first thought Chelsea will take a while to gel plus their defence will not improve. Lampard is essentially a glorified Eddie Howe. Bloke has no tactics at all.

    The only worry with Chelsea is they have a lot of fire power which could turn the tide for them.

    Obviously we are yet to see City and United but so far Arsenal are the only side with a convincing win other than Everton. Arteta looks streets ahead of everyone tactically.
     
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  17. boonthegoon

    boonthegoon Well-Known Member

    Harsh on Howe. He is good except for transfers.
     
  18. boonthegoon

    boonthegoon Well-Known Member

    The mighty Arsenal on top of the table after GW1

    (albeit only on alphabetical order)
     
  19. Tosker

    Tosker Does Not Hate Foreigners

    had to smile at this

     
  20. GeorgiaGunner

    GeorgiaGunner Closet United Fan

    Realistically Liverpool and City were / are too far ahead and Chelsea probably bought too well for us to have title fight aspirations

    Think we’re more viable contenders for the 4th slot than we were at this point last year (when I, being a big dummy, put “4th” in last year’s iteration of the poll), but Leicester will be healthy again, United could buy Sancho + a few more players and vault into the upper echelon, Wolves will be dangerous, and Mou / Sp**s probably still have the ability to turn on the spigot and go on a run. It’ll be a battle.
     

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