Buckle up, folks, because it’s about to get interesting. We are now less than two weeks away from Arsenal’s first competitive game of the new domestic season, when they will take on Newcastle United. These two sides, you would think, are in a spot of bother given what has been happening off the pitch in recent months – with both sets of fans not being particularly pleased with how poorly their respective pre-seasons (in terms of transfers) have gone.
In reality though, there should be one very clear favourite to take the three points from this game: the Gunners. They may both have failed to live up to the hype outside of what is actually happening on the pitch, but on it, there’s a clear gulf in quality.
We’re just curious to know and hear about your excitement levels as things continue to snowball over the next few weeks. Understandably there’s going to be a little bit of trepidation, and that’s only natural. It’s not an easy process trying to bring in players by any stretch of the imagination, but Arsenal appear to have botched it even more so than they have done in recent years. That sounds like a virtual impossibility, but trust us, it isn’t.
What the future holds
In terms of the threat factor at this moment in time for Unai Emery, we think he’ll be okay. As long as Arsenal are still, at the very least, in contention for the top four and featured in at least one or two cup competitions by Christmas, then we can’t see any reason as to why they’d dismiss him. Of course, managers have been dismissed for less over the course of the last few years, so it may be dangerous to think that he is immune from such treatment.
One way or another we can’t imagine these next two weeks are going to be all too quiet, because there’s still so much to sort out. It’s kind of like when you’ve set a date for moving house, and then as it gets closer and closer, you begin to realise that you haven’t even started packing things up.
It’s a slippery slope, but hey, you can never really say that it’s been boring supporting this utterly wacky football team.
Are you excited for the start of the new Premier League season?