Could it at least make it to the Champion’s League?
No, would likely be the most appropriate answer. After all, we’re looking at a club that doesn’t have the roster and the continuity of management to compete with teams such as Liverpool or Manchester City. Even Chelsea, though lacking the depth to compete with City and the Reds and having recently changed coach, still looks more solid and got off to a perfect start, moving past Arsenal itself in a close 3-2 match.
What can Arsenal aspire to then? Is it feasible to hope for a Champion’s League seat, despite the competition brought upon by Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and the three previously mentioned top contender?
Undeniably, the team needs a boost, and might be looking at the January transfermarket in order to get one. Premier League has probably become the most competitive football championship in the world, with a great number of solid top teams, such as the ones we have previously mentioned, and with an outsider like Watford, or Leicester if we’re looking at the recent past, performing above anyone’s expectations every year.
While you might enjoy such unpredictability if you’re keen on alternative betting strategies and enjoy the generous, though unlikely, odds when placing a bet, this can prove very frustrating for Arsenal fans, who haven’t seen a solid top contender team for many years now.
Arsene Wenger’s departure may have been seen, by many, as long overdue, yet it won’t be easy to take over, and we’ve already seen conflicting accounts in relation to Unai Emery’s short tenure as Arsenal’s coach.
The truth is, Arsenal is not expected to make it anywhere near the top spot, letting Manchester City and Liverpool battle for the title, with Chelsea hailed by some as the third top contender. Manchester United, and Mourinho more than anyone else, really has a lot of work ahead, trying to reinstate its status quo as one of the world’s best teams. Arsenal is in a somewhat similar situation, trying to recover from years of underachieving, with Tottenham Hotspur joining the party somewhere along the timeline, proving over and over to now officially being one of the best teams in Europe.
If the January transfermarket doesn’t involve a drastic turn of events and balances, it is not particularly likely we will be seeing Arsenal playing the Champion’s League next year.