Do you think we're ready for the new season?

in GEMS2 months ago

Just a few days to the start of the season and things seem to be shaping up quite nicely at the Emirates. We have a big squad that I honestly believe will give us the competitive edge, but most importantly, I've forgiven David Luiz. He now has 5 brain fart moments before we go back to meltdown mood and I associate his name with curse words.

Moving away from the older Brazillian, we recently welcomed the talented Gabriel Maghalese into the squad from Lille. He cost around 30 million euros or something, but that's honestly not my problem. We're once again using our french connection to plug talent gaps in our squad, and I'm loving it. He's a left-sided defender and will form a future partnership with Saliba or David Luiz in the near future.

I like how the recruitment has been going because every signing fills a specific gap, rather than just signing for the fuck of it. We've focused on strengthening areas where we lack depth or quality.

It is still yet to be known how we intend to play this season, but whatever style Mikel chooses, I'm totally down for it. He seems to be a bit more flexible with his tactics, and that will come in handy in fixtures against the ONLY two superior teams; Liverpool and City. Against our pairs and lower teams, I would love to see a less pragmatic style of play, HOWEVER, if we park the bus and WIN games, I'll take it.

We've had ins but I know that at some point, we're going to have outs. We've focused on plugging holes/upgrading and forgot that bringing in new players means that the incumbent will lose value in the market. Teams are quite aware of the fact that players like Elneny and maybe even Toreira are not in the manager's plans, so they'd be playing hardball with us and haggling over price.

I'd rather not talk about Auroa, Partey and any other player that we're being linked to because it is all bullshit until Fabriziano says "HERE WE GO" or better yet, the deal is announced on Arsenal's website. For now, we revel in what we have and support the squad. It's Fulham this weekend, we're fit and ready to play some football. Until we meet again, up the Arsenal.

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i like what Arteta did mentally to the team. I also like that finally arsenal is buying players on positions that they really need to.
I feel that we really lack a midfielder, but we will see.

Yeah, it does feel like we're getting players we actually need, rather than signing for the hell of it !ENGAGE 10

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You have definitely made some good signings but both of them are new to the league so I don't see Arteta playing them off the bat.

Most likely it will be the 532 with the usual suspects and it is almost a guarantee you will struggle against smaller 'bus parking' sides.

You will probably finish higher in the league but 5th is Arsenals ceiling.

I am predicting 6th.


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Saliba and Gabriel will take time to adapt. They'll be supported by Holding, Luiz, and Mari. I'm just happy we have capable players available and the squad will be more competitive

Lmao. I think we might struggle initially with breaking down teams that defend deep but as things progress, the manager will make changes. He's shown that he's very willing to make tactical changes to suit a situation.

I think we'll be using more than one formation this season. The 4-3-3 or 4-5-1 will be our default, and then when we have tougher games against strong opposition, we'll switch to the 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 variant.

5th is not bad, naturally, I'd like us to win the league but finishing in the top6 is also good. Top4 doesn't really matter anymore, it's either win or bust.