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02 Aug 2018 19:13:37
What would be the minimum to make you happy with Dicks first season with us.
For me I'd be happy if no one turns us over big time and we compete in all games and make decent improvements in our points and goals against tally.
I think this would be a fair ask of Dick given the job he has inherited for his first season in charge.

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02 Aug 2018 19:34:57
I want him to grow some balls and stop the defence fannying around in their own box or let people slip inside the box without anyone making a fuss. I want him to stand up proud and ensure we press hard, have energy and conviction. Let’s not beat around the bush and end prematurely like last season. Stay the distance and compete for a top 4 finish. A cup would be a happy ending.

02 Aug 2018 19:47:32
Do you expect him to deliver top 4 in season 1 SY?

02 Aug 2018 20:09:30
Yes 👍.

02 Aug 2018 20:11:21
Ive said it before, in his first season, with his hands tied with some of wengers useless cast offs and being realistic. Win the europa league and get 12 more points than last season, 5th would be an improvement but without the needed personnel, i don't see our defence being good enough to get us into a title challenge in his first season. Like you say gunner, cut down the stupid errors and weak defeats and that a good platform. To think we can mount a title challenge this season is stretching it just that bit too far.

02 Aug 2018 20:14:27
Last season we got 63 points and conceed 51 times.
73+ points and 30 or less conceed would be a huge improvement and a good 1st season in my book.

02 Aug 2018 20:19:44
Until we break back into the top 4 and have some more funds and pulling power then we will be saying the same thing next year. Top 4 has to be the goals this year and every year.

02 Aug 2018 20:29:28
When I say top 4 - I mean 4th.

Everyone said Wenger was poor but squad good - outside top 4 was a failure before so with everything said. Outside top 4 is a failure again.

02 Aug 2018 20:34:14
It’s amazing - we play rubbishe against Chelsea. We celebrate like we will n so mething and Emery high fives players after the game. The double standards are driving me crazy.

We sign an old Centrehalf, youngsters, a freebie right back - if Wenger did this we would be moaning but Emery is all roses!

I want him to succeed but you have to laugh at the irony and double standards.

02 Aug 2018 20:48:43
It’s not double standards mate. I was pro Wenger longer than most but he made mistakes repeatedly for years. Emery is new in a job and the night is young.

02 Aug 2018 21:10:17
Top4 4 would be classed as a successful season. I think with the signings Liverpool have made they have closed the cap more than the rest of us to catch Man City. Behind them I really don't see a lot of difference in overall squad quality between us Utd, Chelsea and Spurs. If we can get tighter at the back we have a good chance of top4. Up front we have as much goal threat as anyone with Abu and Lacazette if you look at their goalscoring records compared to the other teams forwards. I would be happier if Kos was back ready and fit and if we signed a proper winger mind. I think we will certainly have a much better season than last I feel.

02 Aug 2018 21:20:34
if you finish 4th season after season then the next it has to be 1st 2nd or 3rd or no progression has been made. Once you finish 5th then progression is 4th and so on. We were not happy with Wenger been able to push us one step further so we were unhappy. Now Wenger has seen us slide so the next step is to get us back in the top 4. That’s normal not double standards in my opinion.

02 Aug 2018 21:41:36
I said Arsene had become poor but never that the squad was good SY, it's had weaknesses all over the place for years that Arsene simply ignored.
The squad was weak because the manager allowed the standards to drop and drop and it will take a bit more than a season to put right at decade of neglect in my opinion.
Top 4 would be a huge archivement this season.

02 Aug 2018 22:00:08
So has Dick done badly if we get 75 points and half our goals conceded totally but finish 5th?
Obviously we all want champions league football back asap but so do Chelsea and the 4 clubs who currently have it won't want to drop out of it either.

02 Aug 2018 22:54:44
If we win he europa league, we will get CL football,5th would be an improvement and 75 points great.

02 Aug 2018 23:19:46
Would be really happy if people would stop calling him Dick first and foremost.
As long as they’re higher than 10th and Xhaka, Bellerin and Kolasinac have a good seasons I’m happy.

02 Aug 2018 23:24:41
Don't forget we have Chelsea and the champions league 3rd place teams to get by to achieve that Steve, plus other worthy entrants.
No mean fete.

02 Aug 2018 23:26:48
Success is relative. If we won the league with 75 Points, would you care?

Everyone said improvement was easy

Most happy as he has addressed defence (? )

Happy with pressing, organisation etc

Many wanted Wenger out - if we don’t return to top 4 then it’s a failure. As many moan about top 4 trophy for past 15 years. Surely expectation is top 4, compete for top 3 then a chance to compete for top 2. I remember people annoyed Wenger came second not long ago. We won FA cups in a short period of time. surely progression was the game.

02 Aug 2018 23:41:45
Sy, we were going back wards at an alarming rate with wenger, he has left a massive mess behind. Little steps, is being realistic after what has gone on with this club. Any improvement is any improvement wenger couldn't manage.

02 Aug 2018 23:59:13
You seem very angry right now SY, what's happening mate?
A silly meaningless friendly seems to have got right under your skin for some reason
If we'd beat Chelsea 10 0 what would it matter and vice versa, let's see what happens against City before any of get to excited or dejected.

03 Aug 2018 07:33:54
You are right 62 - sorry about that. & thanks for pointing that out.

Need to chill. 👍.

03 Aug 2018 09:14:09
I'm hoping we sort out the defence and play attacking football again like we used to play but not with Hector rb don't rate him that Chelsea youngster beat him every time it was shocking to see.

03 Aug 2018 09:16:57
No need to be sorry mate just a bit worried about you Geeza.

03 Aug 2018 10:52:05
I think that will come Stephen but not at once mate, you've got to lay your foundations before add the chandelier and fancy wallpaper mate.
Maybe we'll get really lucky and Dick will do it all in a season or maybe a bit of patience and understanding might be needed from us for a while.

03 Aug 2018 12:39:30
I agree mate just don't like Hector at all.

03 Aug 2018 18:12:29
Your not alone Stephen I'm very much in a minority of Arsenal fans who do rate him.
He's very much a marmite player much like Xhaka who lots of fans think is great but I personally think is a very poor footballer and among the weakest in the premier league.
It's funny how we all see things so differently.



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