I agree to a degree and I think OGS had to be given a new contract as he only had one year left on his old contract. No top clubs go into a new season with a manager that only has one year left on his contract, that has just finished second in the league. That said their are still some big question marks for me. He doesn't change things in games when things aren't happening, the Europa League final was a clear case in point. He clearly has favourites that never get dropped even thow they're no where near the standard of Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City's first 11. Fred and McTominay are the two that spring to mind. Also their's the goalkeeping situation which I don't understand at all. De Gea has been our best player since 2013, Henderson has one good season at Sheffield Utd and all of a sudden he's the number 1? WTF is that about? Then their's the style of play, its boring and defence minded 80% of the time. If we don't get a decent DCM who can move the ball forward quicker than McFred do combined and we go into them both starting next season then I will seriously fear the worst for OGS. Liverpool, Chelsea and City are all going to get more points than they did last season IMO and if Man Utd finish 4th that's not progression.Swearing ha ha go for it !
I think the signings for Utd are good and show a support for OGS, can’t fault his progression
that’s the issue in today’s environment, show support for a manager, back him, instead of panicking and sea change of manager and back room staff, show a bit of commitment, hopefully the Utd signings show the progressive attitude of the club and the proof of the pudding is in the next season
We’ll be alright. Maybe
We have to get back into the EL (I’d love to say CL but I’m not convinced that’s realistic, despite having the 3rd best points haul post December/January)Genuine question, what sort of position constitutes a "good" season for Arsenal?
Obviously that comes with the caveat of no mass injury crisis like Pool had last year. Had you asked me that question a year ago I would have said 'top 2'. As it turned out 3rd was a superb result, given the injuries. If we assume Arsenal have everyone fit, within reason, where do they need to finish to have done well?
The same question can probably be asked of Utd fans.
For both, does the pts difference to the teams above/below matter? Is 2nd with (say) 84 pts and being ahead of 3rd by 1 pt, better than 3rd on GD and finishing with 90pts!?
We have to get back into the EL (I’d love to say CL but I’m not convinced that’s realistic, despite having the 3rd best points haul post December/January)
3rd would be exceptional
4th would be punching above our weight
5th/6th should be the minimum
7th or below would be failure