Premier League 2019/20: The race for Europe

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Aevi, Aug 8, 2019.

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Where do you predict we will finish this season?

Poll closed Jan 19, 2020.
  1. 1st

    6.5%
  2. 2nd

    5.2%
  3. 3rd

    35.5%
  4. 4th

    30.3%
  5. 5th/6th

    11.7%
  6. 7th or lower

    10.8%
  1. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Yeah i guess no Europe next season and we lost 30m of Revenue its been season to forget but let's hope it wake up everyone at this club
     
  2. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    hahahahahahahahahahahahaah
     
  3. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    omggggg corruption is actually pretty hilarious y'know
     
  4. Hunta

    Hunta NOT In A Caravan Trusted

    Doesn’t matter where anybody finishes now, if you’ve got a rich owner willing to spend you can buy who you want.

    Arsenal unfortunately don’t. Can see City, Chelsea, Everton, Wolves and Newcastle spending £200m after FFP just died.
     
  5. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    Well not even surprised by the verdict. Money always wins
     
  6. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Yes and Arsenal Sp**s will have to do with free and loan signings
     
  7. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    No EL is only **** because we lack the balls or ambitions to rip the squad apart.

    Considering the small squad size you can get away with by just playing in the league and domestic cups you could offload a lot of players.

    We have 8 CBs ffs. Three RBs, AMN could bring in a decent fee. Same with Kolasinac. There’s at least 30/40m in the defence alone.
     
  8. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful House Music

    On the positive side this means that one of Chelsea or United should get shafted. Or Leicester. **** Leicester.
     
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  9. Hunta

    Hunta NOT In A Caravan Trusted

    Yeah we need to sell 10+ players no matter what.
     
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  10. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Yes this could be only positive because next season we'll likely play only 50 games depending on how we'll get on with cups. a major sell needed these players are part of problem why we 9th
     
  11. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    Yeah f*ck Leicester, but it'd be way funnier if either Utd or Chelsea got shafted by this.
     
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  12. 14Henry

    14Henry Well-Known Member

    Time for Arteta and the club to get ruthless. Have some honest conversations with players and tell them it's best they find another club. Doesnt matter if they dont want to leave. Its leave or dont play. That may suit Özil. But I guarantee it wont suit most players.

    Sokratis has said he wont be a bench warmer. Mustafi needs gone. Holding is another. We wont need players for europe next season. Get rid.

    Sell about 7-8 players even if it's for next to nothing just get rid. They are costing us more being here than not being here.
     
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  13. North5

    North5 Here since 2009. Unlike Cornavirus.

    Yup, no Europe means no excuses. We should be finishing top 4 next season. Tine to get the wage sponges off our books and be ruthless.
     
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  14. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    Don’t see us finishing ahead of City or Liverpool next year.

    Chelsea are buying Werner, Ziyech and maybe Havertz. Utd probably getting Sancho and are one or two players away from being title contenders.

    Think already it’s very unlikely that we get top four next year, especially with no EL.
     
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  15. EinmalImmerEwig

    EinmalImmerEwig Only Wants British Players At Arsenal

    I actually think it's exactly the other way round.
    I think the standard of the small teams has increased so much due to the TV money, so anyone can beat anyone these days.
    Look at Man City. They're an awesome team, strength in depth, but they've lost NINE times in the League this season.
     
  16. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    We are pretty ****ed if we miss out on Europa. This is not a Chelsea situation where the squad massively underperformed from their true level, a bit more rest and a few extra training sessions is not going to make these players better..

    Selling the dross and having a thinner squad is all good, but unless you replace them with better players we’ll just get worse.. Have to recognise it’s relative, they are **** in the context of a top 4 team, but still seen as better options than the others. If they are not replaced by better players the quality of the team will just go down.
     
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  17. Tosker

    Tosker Hates Foreigners

    not being in Europe makes it imperative we do a thorough trawl of the lower divisions, where good players will jump at the chance to play for Arsenal, rather than squander every last scarce penny on trying to attract overseas players with the promise of big wages

    and that applies to not going overboard with the offer of fat contracts to keep players already here
     
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  18. boonthegoon

    boonthegoon Well-Known Member

    Even if we win last 2, we are getting only 56 points which won't be enough for europa. Badly need a win vs Liverpool. I never thought we will end up fighting for europa.
     
  19. tcahill

    tcahill Well-Known Member

    Posted this a few weeks back, shamelessly posting again because of how relevant it has become.

    Not getting Europa next season might be a blessing in disguise. It's clear we aren't good enough to win it.

    If we are just competing in the PL next season, we'd have more time to focus on preparing for the next game, less long flights all over Eastern Europe, more fresh players on the weekend with no game on Thursday night.

    We'd be able to maintain a thinner squad, send the likes of Willock, Nelson, Nketiah etc on loan, and offload as much of the deadwood as we can. Some of the bums (might) even leave when it's clear they aren't getting playtime on the weekend.

    Bring in Partey and another young talent or two and see how Arteta develops the team. We need to break down before we can rebuild.

    As others have mentioned though, I'm not sure our management has the balls to cut the deadwood.
     
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  20. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    I go back and forth about EL. I think Arsenal need a reset and a different approach and to stop trying to act like the big club we aren't.

    But, with our rookie manager, total lack of winning mentality around the club, seeming mental fragility it really feels like we need to get back to basics and walk before we attempt to run. Have a week of coaching and drilling before playing a game

    You never know, we could spiral down to prolonged mid-table mediocrity and financial ruin
     

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