Here is the picture so far:
- We have lost our FA Cup, losing to Southampton in the 4th Round
- We are out of the Carabao Cup, losing to Man City in the quarter-finals
- We have played 22 games in the EPL, collected 31 points and sit 9 points behind 4th placed Liverpool (they have played one less game than us) and 5 points behind Everton (they have played 2 games less than us) and we are 17 points ahead of the best placed bottom 3 team.
- We are still qualified in the Europa League, where we had a flawless group stage and are now facing Benfica in the Round of 32.
So two trophies are out of reach already, a top 4 finish is clearly going to be tough and a top 6 finish may even be difficult. The Europa League then becomes DE FACTO our best chance for trophy/success.
So what shall be our expectations for this season?
A. Finish in Top 8 and win the Europa League
B. Finish in Top 17 and win the Europa League
C. Aim to find our best XI this season, soak in the Arteta’s game plan and do our best in the EPL and EL.