What a roller coaster of a season! After an exhilirating first half of the season and a good start of the year and after more than 200 days at top of the league, our form dipped and Man City wins the league with a 5 points cushion…So how do we see the season? As a success? As a failure? As something in between?
- We led the EPL for a good part of the season
- We played some good football and finished in the Top 2 and with one of our highest points’ tally ever
- The atmosphere around the team and the club generally was very positive
- Our recruits made a positive difference both summer and winter recruits
- Arteta-Edu seems to be a working duo
- Some of our players grew tremendously: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Xhaka, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli especially
- Less positives
- Finished the season without a trophy
- Wobbled in the last 8 games…no matter what the reason is (mental, injuries…)
- Some key players lost their ways in the finishing line: Ramsdale, Gabriel, Holding, Partey especially
- Squad seemed too thin to match up against the might squad of Man City and will stuggle next year against teams expected to strengthen, especially Man Utd (Kane, Mount…)
So how do you see the season? Did we miss an opportunity to win the League? Does the “no trophy season” means that it was not a good season? Do the positives outweigh the negative?
Who are your:
- Defender of the year: Saliba?
- Midfielder of the year: Ode?
- Forward of the year: Saka ?
- Player of the year: Ode ?
- Most improved player: Xhaka (and then White)
Where do you think we need to strenghten?
- We need a better back-up GK – Lafont from Nantes or Islier from Leeds for me
- We need another CB – Kim Min?
- If Tomy leaves, we need another RB too
- We need another DM/CM for sure – Rice?
- We need another MF/FW as well to cover for Saka – Musiala? Gnabry?
Ramsdale – White, Saliba, Kim Min, Zinchenko – Rice, Xhaka – Saka, Ode, Martinelli – G. Jesus
Lafont – Tomy, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney – Partey, Kiwior – Gnabry, ESR, Trossard – Nketiah
Anyways, what are your thoughts and COYG! What a season to follow 🙂