- Top Four
Given that last season was an underperformance for the group of players that we have and that the squad is on the whole a little stronger than last year (although obviously not as much so as people would like) I think it’s fair to have aspirations for a higher finish than last season and certainly that would be the minimum to keep the manager in his job.
Looking at the strength of Manchester City and the strong position that Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea look to be in, I think top 4 is a very big ask, even with our additional advantage of not being burdened with lower calibre European football this season.
I do however, think a comfortable command on the EL place(s) is a realistic aspiration.
On the whole, I’m looking forward to supporting a team with more young, promising players in it. Obviously the window hasn’t addressed everything anyone would like it to but it was always likely to be so, not just for Arsenal but most clubs.