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11 Oct 2018 11:04:07
Hello Ed's! I haven't posted here in a long time but I have a question. I presume you have all seen arsenal this season and I have the question, where do u think we will finish the season based on our performances this season? I'm interested to see if u think we are getting carried away!?

{Ed001's Note - I think somewhere between 4th and 6th. While there is a lot of people getting carried away with the performances, which have not been all that good overall. I mean giving up 21 shots to a team as utterly awful as Fulham is not a good performance to my mind. I watched that game and Arsenal were ok, but it was no different from the kind of performance we saw under Wenger in far too many respects. It is clear Emery has not fixed the underlying issues at all. All he has done is enhanced the strong points and it has created the same hysteria amongst Arsenal fans we used to get every year under Wenger when they got off to a good start. I remember we used to have a couple of Arsenal editors in the past, nice lads but every time the team won a game they would be telling me Arsenal were going to win the league.

The key is for Arsenal to keep the run going and build confidence and then 4th is theirs. However any blip in the near future could completely derail things. One good thing is that Emery has at least realised that Lacazette is a better option than PEA up front. While PEA scores goals, he adversely affects the rest of the performance imo. Lacazette does more for the team as a whole.

This is a long season and it is only natural to get excited by a good run of results, but not one Arsenal performance has actually stood out to me as a good one. Results good, yes. Performances have looked shaky and on the verge of losing. However that was exactly the same with every team I have ever seen Emery manage. He never seems to build a team that is able to just dominate and control games. They always allow chances and always look like they are going to concede, no matter how weak the opponent. Sometimes they get results anyway, but it always feels like his team are getting away with it to a degree and at some point will be found out. When things turn sour for him, they always seem to crash down around his ears because he is not good at dealing with the big egos, which is why it is probably for the best Ramsey goes.}

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11 Oct 2018 11:44:21
Thanks Ed for the detailed response, I’m just hoping we win the Europa league. It may be a bit evil for me to ask but how long do u see emery staying at arsenal?

{Ed001's Note - I expect him to be given time, he has a big job on his hands and I am sure he will be given a chance to prove if he can do it. At worst I would say 2 seasons. I do think probably more though.}

11 Oct 2018 12:13:09
Well said ed it’s nice to get a run of games but if the teams we have played were better teams then I think the mood would be different here but Iam happy so far and it’s going to take a while b4 we are back challenging.

11 Oct 2018 12:59:02
But the good news is we didn't play better teams we played who we played and beat them while in the process we saw our team play with much more effort and work rate plus we've seen certain individuals show more than we previously thought them capable of.
All is not perefect but all is really positive at Arsenal right now and absolutely none of us knows what's going to happen over the next 7 months to any team not just Arsenal, maybe United amd Jose will prove everyone wrong and win the champions league maybe Wolves will finish top 4 at the expense of of one of Liverpool City Chelsea, it's football and nothing is impossible in football just ask Forest and Leeds fans or Wimbledon and Liecester fans.
If you can't enjoy the hope that a fresh start brings then what's the point of following any team other than an already winning one?

11 Oct 2018 13:21:01
Early days, but the three unbeaten teams: Chelsea, Liverpool and Man C, look a good bet for the top three. Leaving Arsenal, Man U and the Toot fighting for 4th place.
As usual much will depend on how teams cope with playing European and domestic cup football, the amount of players on International duty, injuries and suspensions. Perhaps my judgement is somewhat opinistic as a result of the current run of 9 consecutive wins, but I have a feeling we may just nick 4th place, particularly as Man U are dealing with the Mourinho situation and the Toot have to cope with having had many players at the World Cup Finals and playing in the spate of Internationals, with the additional burden of having not made a single signing and the move to the new stadium.

11 Oct 2018 14:17:21
Couldn’t agree more ed01,

I currently like Leno, Kolasinac, Torriera, Gouendouzi, Ozil, Lacazette and PEA. I’m not going with any of this new and improved Xhaka or Iwobi until I see it when it really matters.

We’ve not looked much if any better than the teams we’ve beaten and clearly worse than the teams we’ve lost too.

It’s early days and if I had to point at one plus it would be me and our defence don’t 💩 ourselves when they pass back to Leno.

11 Oct 2018 15:28:39
There is a lot more to be optimistic than pessimistic about Arsenal right now and than there has been for a lot of years.
Early days for sure but we can only go on what we've seen so far from a new manager who has no Arsenal past good or bad by which anyone can sensible judge him on, so far so good and without the benefit of a crystal ball what more can be known than what we've seen with our own eyes.

11 Oct 2018 23:44:54
Thanks Ed for your response, I do think their are issues in defence and I just hope that he does sort them out.

{Ed001's Note - early days yet and the issues are much less than last season, so the signs are good so far.}







 

 

 
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