The Positive Arsenal View

By belemo | belemo | 15 Jul 2019

Being an Arsenal fan has to be rated as one of the top ten ways to have blood pressure issues. In the last couple of weeks, we have been linked with virtually every footballer that the media are very aware we can't afford. The rumored tight budget of 40 million pounds budget nor the fact that 6m out of it has already been invested in another "Brazillian wonderkid" doesn't deter them, nope, they're dropping stories upon stories about "potential signings" and I must say, it is laughable.

Alexander Lacazette celebrates his goal against Newcastle United with Arsenal teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on April 4, 2019

The Zaha deal is one that has dragged on for a little bit too long to be taken seriously; it seems we're still at the phase where we get linked to some player and then pad the "link" with fairytales then dash "our hope" of redemption from obscurity by telling us, "oh look, you guys are broke and can't buy good players". I'm very aware of this and just like the guys at Untold, I have decided to take a positive outlook and just back the team. 


Looking at this team pragmatically, you'll find that we're not necessarily as bad as many websites and places paint us to be. Yes, we had a terrible season from a defensive point of view but the positive is that we were among the top ten scoring teams across the top five leagues in Europe and the third(behind Liverpool and Manchester City) in the English top division. This means that there's really not much to panic about in that department. 


The calls for Mesut Ozil's head smacks of desperation and typifies the Arsenal supporter way to look for any scapegoat and then perform internet mob action on the fella. The German attacking midfielder has largely been central to anything good and the recent 'good fortune" that the team has experienced in recent times. His first year in the team coincided with our first triumph after the 8-year wait and then two more followed in the following three years.


(Image: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Last season was a frustrating one for the whole team but it was expected and is part and parcel of the transitioning period for Unai Emery after the team spent over 20 years under Arsene Wenger. It was always going to be a challenge for any manager to imprint his tactics and mentality into the squad and from what I saw last season, there's cause to be optimistic, unlike the way the media are painting it to seem. This squad is brimming with talent, paying close attention to youth like I pointed out in a previous article and getting the best out of the obvious quality in some of the underperforming players, there is a lot to be excited about this coming season. 


Here's a compilation of all our 112goals scored last season, enjoy


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