Today is going to be a very slow news day on the blogosphere. The transfer rumours are only just gaining momentum and most expect Arsenal to either take second pickings behind the big spenders or to sign players who would not be targets for other top clubs.
Following on from yesterday’s debate, I thought it would be interesting to have a benchmark at this point to refer back to at the end of the summer, or at the same time next season.
The question I would ask is…. “What should Arsenal fans realistically expect us to achieve next season?”
Our happiness or disappointment is simply a measure of how the outcome compares to our own individual expectation.
For Arsenal to have progressed next year I would expect the following:
1. Top 3 in the Premiership
2. Top of our group in the CL and reach the quarter finals
3. To win a cup competition if we choose to put out our strongest side
4. To have shored up the defence
5. To have a strong finish to the season
These are just talking points, but it would be interesting to see how the expectations of the ‘cup half full’ers’ compare to those branded as being half empty. Paradoxically, the level of expectation is likely to be inversely proportional to the level of optimism.
What would be the least you would be happy with as an Arsenal fan at this time next year?