Arsenal’s season has been intriguing to say the least, and let’s face it, there are a bunch of other words you could use to describe it. Unai Emery’s first season in charge has had plenty of highs and plenty of knows, but you guys know that already. Nothing has gone perfectly and there were certainly mistakes made along the way, but that’s football. Settling into a new managerial position is hard. The end of the season, in many ways, kind of summed up the campaign as a whole in our eyes.
We want to kind of expand on what we mean by that by summing up the last six games of the season (so far) ourselves. There’s a little bit of heartbreak in there and there’s quite a lot of frustration, but come on now, it’s hard not to be a little bit annoyed. There are positives littered throughout but that was also the case earlier on in the season. All we can do is analyse the evidence we have in front of us, which suggests that the season will be a bit of a failure if the Gunners don’t win the Europa League.
So with all of that fun stuff out of the way it’s time to take a look at the last six games, and before we get accused of it, no, we aren’t just being negative for the sake of it. Sometimes it can be healthy to look back and reflect, even if the end result isn’t so positive. We can go on and on about the 22-game unbeaten run at another time, but for now, it’s important to focus on what can be done to improve.
Wolves 3-1 Arsenal
It’s not really an embarrassing thing to lose to Wolverhampton Wanderers this season, because they’ve pretty much taken points from every big team imaginable. At Molineux, though, Arsenal were shambolic. The worst part about the defeat was that they were simply beaten by a more organised football team, which shouldn’t be happening. Wolves have only just been promoted to the Premier League and despite the quality they may possess, the Gunners need to be doing better than this.
To be continued…