Started by FastGoal, Aug 07, 2018, 08:35 AM

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The Manager: Unai Emery
Three times a Europa League winner with Sevilla, Emery continued to reel in the trophies at PSG. The big one of the Champions League proved elusive though which ultimately cost him his job at the Paris giants. For a man of his talents though the next big job was never likely to be too far away and it is he who steps into the hot seat vacated by Arsene Wenger.
A real football fanatic, Emery is notorious for his rigorous approach to every last detail. If anyone can get the best out of this talented but wayward Arsenal squad it is probably the ex PSG man.

The Squad:
We like the business done by Arsenal in the transfer window. Scoring goals has rarely been a problem for this talented squad; conceding them has however often proved another matter. It therefore makes sense to have focussed on the defensive side of the game when it comes to new acquisitions. Stephan Lichsteiner is as solid as they come at full back whilst Sokratis may well turn out to be the defensive rock the Gunners have been crying out for. Adding the excellent holding midfielder Lucas Torreira into the mix also looks to be a shrewd move.
With Andre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang an enviable duo up front and the likes of Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Henrikh Mkhitaryan pulling the strings, Arsenal look a potent force going forward. Amongst the youngsters Alex Iwobi and Ainsley Maitland Niles could be in for break out years.

Star Man: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
The Gabon man want given enough credit for the start he made at the Emirates last season for our money. 10 goals in 13 games was a fine return for this front man who really has a bit of everything. Expect him to be the focal point of the Arsenal attack and pass the 20 goal mark this term.

Many Arsenal fans have wanted to see Arsene Wenger leave for some time, and they now have their wish. Will it be a case of "careful what you wish for"?, or will Emery prove to be the catalyst which allows Arsenal to flourish once again? It's tough to tell at this stage, but the squad remains packed with talent and Emery is fancied to bring the feel good factor back to the Emirates.

Premier League Prediction: 4th

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