9 responses

  1. Uwot?

    The guardian is a pro Man U rag.Every opportunity they get to dig out Arsenal they use it.most,if not all stories are derogatory & if not a back handed compliment,through gritted teeth.i have come to loath their Arsenal coverage which is in line with other Man U loving rags like The mail,sun,mirror & star etc.Their logic for us to get no more than 6th place is more of a desire on their part.

  2. Jojo

    When they do their start of the season preview and predictions, it’s clear that the predictions are nothing more than a wish list of these so-called Pundits. It’s usually devoid of any insight other than they will place the teams in order of likeability. In case of Arsenal their bias make them exaggerate and even invent failings whilst ignore any reasons for improvement from previous season. But for their darling clubs, all they envisage are further improvements. One would take these previews seriously, if there are any hint of squad and tactical analysis. There often nothing more than the ramblings of semi-literate supporters down your local.

  3. Josif


    Guardian’s predicted last season that Arsenal would finish 5th. We finished 5th.

    They predicted we would finish 6th in 2017-18. We finished 6th.

    They predicted we would finish 5th in 2016-17. We finished 5th.

    The last time they missed with their prediction was in 2015-16 when we pipped Spuds to 2nd place in the last game of the season – Guardian predicted we’d finish 3rd.

    2014-15 – they rightly called 3rd place for us.

    2013-14 – they missed (5th – 4th).

    2012-13 – they rightly called 4th place for us.

    2011-12 – they missed (5th – 3rd).

    2010-11 – they rightly called 3rd place for us.

    So, they have made nine predictions since 2010-11 and six of them were correct (66,67%). They made one big miss (2011-12) but other than that, their predictions were usually spot on.

    • Mikey

      @ Josif

      And how accurate were their predictions about their beloved Man U???

  4. Josif

    2010-11 – sorry, rightly called 4th place for us.

  5. Anthony Ikpo

    If the Guardian got 6 of the last 9 productions correctly, then we ought to take them seriously! 66% is a pass mark!
    Now it’s up to the players to prove them wrong!

  6. GoingGoingGooner

    These predictions don’t bother me. I’d rather they underestimate us than big us up only to slaughter us later. The signings this summer seem solid and I, for one, am optimistic about our season. So, I am not bothered at all if the Manchester Guardian shows its true colours.

  7. Preetam

    You could never know, we might have to look at the EPL odds where each team will finish to see where Arsenal will finish & match that with what the guardian or any other paper predicted. Lately it is spot on.

  8. Josif


    The topic is about their prediction of our final position which has been correct in 6 out of 9 occasions. Nothing else.

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