Well, for my start of season’s expectations I was hoping arsenal could be lurking around 4th/5th bettering last seasons eighth place finish, especially because we brought in Partey and Gabriel and also because we finished out last season by grabbing the FA cup by beating Man city in the semi’s and Chelsea in the finals. Gave me hope that we could challenge for a top 4 space or even come 5th and win Europa league.
Lets start of with the man himself, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang. He’s had a very slow start to the season only netting 5 goals so far in the league. Since signing the contract he hasn’t looked himself and performances have shown that, but in the new year he’s been netting a couple of goals so hopefully this gives him more confidence. Nicolas Pepe is another one, bought for 72 million and hasn’t lived up to his price tag. He’s the 3rd in most goals’ contribution in arsenal ATM however we as fans still want more from him, hopefully he gets more games soon and shows us what he’s really about but ATM he’s been really poor.
Impact of signings
Ones to watch
The one’s to watch next half of the season are Aubameyang and Smith Rowe. I feel like Auba will get back to his old self and start scoring goals again, it might help us lift the Europa and push us up higher in the league, he’s been scoring lately and looking like his old self again which is really positive for our club. Young ESR is also another one to look out for, hes kind gave us that 10 role option after Christmas and it has been working really well, he’s getting assists and goals so this is positive for us going forward.
Where we’ll finish
We’ll probably finish 8th again unfortunately. my heart says 4th because of how crazy this league is atm but we’ll finish 8th again. My aim is to fight as hard as we can in the league and work smart in Europa to win the competition so we can see Champions League lights again, but we will definitely finish above 10th.