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2023/24 Premier League Arsenal Season

Postby theHotHead » Thu Aug 24, 2023 10:58 am

I was thinking this morning about this season and what it might hold, of course for Arsenal I want us to push on from last season, but having now played 2 games I think this season is going to be hella difficult - for EVERYONE. Here is why:

Arsenal - Rice and Timber should've made us significantly stronger, but losing Timber and with Arteta not playing our strongest team, we look disjointed

Man City - Lost KDB to injury and Gundogan, definitely weaker offensively than last year

Liverpool - Significantly improved their midfield with MacAllister and Szoboszlai, have improved over last season

Man U - I don't see them as improved from last year, with or without the new signings

Chelsea - With Poch at the helm they will definitely be an improvement over last year, just remains to be seen how much.

Spurs - Without doubt are weaker without Kane but this Ange pubber might be able to galvanise them and make them play as a team

Villa - After their Newcastle spanking they looked good against Everton. One year on with Emery I expect them to be better than last season

Newcastle - More shrewd acquisitions (Tonali and Barnes) from them have absolutely made them stronger than last year

Brighton - Sold some of their best players and look even better this season !!! Di Zerbi has a year of Prem experience behind him

Brentford and West Ham have both improved.

I think this season will be a tough slog for everyone !!
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Re: 2023/24 Premier League Arsenal Season

Postby jayramfootball » Thu Aug 24, 2023 11:46 am

theHotHead wrote:I was thinking this morning about this season and what it might hold, of course for Arsenal I want us to push on from last season, but having now played 2 games I think this season is going to be hella difficult - for EVERYONE. Here is why:

Arsenal - Rice and Timber should've made us significantly stronger, but losing Timber and with Arteta not playing our strongest team, we look disjointed

Man City - Lost KDB to injury and Gundogan, definitely weaker offensively than last year

Liverpool - Significantly improved their midfield with MacAllister and Szoboszlai, have improved over last season

Man U - I don't see them as improved from last year, with or without the new signings

Chelsea - With Poch at the helm they will definitely be an improvement over last year, just remains to be seen how much.

Spurs - Without doubt are weaker without Kane but this Ange pubber might be able to galvanise them and make them play as a team

Villa - After their Newcastle spanking they looked good against Everton. One year on with Emery I expect them to be better than last season

Newcastle - More shrewd acquisitions (Tonali and Barnes) from them have absolutely made them stronger than last year

Brighton - Sold some of their best players and look even better this season !!! Di Zerbi has a year of Prem experience behind him

Brentford and West Ham have both improved.

I think this season will be a tough slog for everyone !!


Don't forget City have also lost Mahrez. He made a difference last year when Pep altered his approach mid way through last season.
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Re: 2023/24 Premier League Arsenal Season

Postby theHotHead » Thu Aug 24, 2023 1:04 pm

Blimey, I forgot about him. I know they brought in Gvardiol and Kovacic but that helps them defensively not offensively.

So Man City are definitely weaker !!!
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Re: 2023/24 Premier League Arsenal Season

Postby Pudpop » Thu Aug 24, 2023 2:22 pm

Real difference with City this season will be about if Haaland stays fit.

Idk how but they bought a player who never played a full season in his career and he didn't have a serious injury the whole of last season. Maybe good management, maybe good PEDs.

Either way if they lose Haaland for an extended period like how we lost Jesus last season, I think it will open the door for the chasing pack
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Re: 2023/24 Premier League Arsenal Season

Postby Salibatelli » Thu Aug 24, 2023 3:02 pm

City are replacing Mahrez with Doku.

Don’t know much about him but he’s a player that dribbles a lot and beats players apparently and Guardiola has a knack of turning getting the best out of players.

Would have loved us to have for a dribbler, they really get you on your feet and can unlock defences with some magic, always tend to be fan favourites.
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Re: 2023/24 Premier League Arsenal Season

Postby TedLasso » Thu Aug 24, 2023 3:33 pm

They just sold Laporte as well. They're as vulnerable as a Pep squad is going to get.
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Re: 2023/24 Premier League Arsenal Season

Postby Salibatelli » Thu Aug 24, 2023 4:02 pm

Gvardiol is replacing Laporte.

I think they may bring another 1 or 2 players in.
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Re: 2023/24 Premier League Arsenal Season

Postby TedLasso » Thu Aug 24, 2023 4:13 pm

Salibatelli wrote:Gvardiol is replacing Laporte.

I think they may bring another 1 or 2 players in.


Forgot they signed him. He's a beast.
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Re: 2023/24 Premier League Arsenal Season

Postby jayramfootball » Thu Aug 24, 2023 4:27 pm

Salibatelli wrote:City are replacing Mahrez with Doku.

Don’t know much about him but he’s a player that dribbles a lot and beats players apparently and Guardiola has a knack of turning getting the best out of players.

Would have loved us to have for a dribbler, they really get you on your feet and can unlock defences with some magic, always tend to be fan favourites.


We have several players able to dribble past defenders.
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Re: 2023/24 Premier League Arsenal Season

Postby jayramfootball » Thu Aug 24, 2023 4:40 pm

Doku is very quick and skilfull.
Looks a good player but whether he will be as good as Mahrez remains to be seen.
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Re: 2023/24 Premier League Arsenal Season

Postby Salibatelli » Thu Aug 24, 2023 5:39 pm

jayramfootball wrote:
Salibatelli wrote:City are replacing Mahrez with Doku.

Don’t know much about him but he’s a player that dribbles a lot and beats players apparently and Guardiola has a knack of turning getting the best out of players.

Would have loved us to have for a dribbler, they really get you on your feet and can unlock defences with some magic, always tend to be fan favourites.


We have several players able to dribble past defenders.


I wouldn’t say we have real dribblers in the team.

Who are you referring to Martinelli and Odegaard?

I wouldn’t really call either a dribbler personally.

Martinelli mainly beats players with his pace.
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Re: 2023/24 Premier League Arsenal Season

Postby Salibatelli » Thu Aug 24, 2023 5:41 pm

jayramfootball wrote:Doku is very quick and skilfull.
Looks a good player but whether he will be as good as Mahrez remains to be seen.


Mahrez was an excellent finisher no doubt and excelled in the PL, but he was getting on and probably needed replacing.

This guy is young and Guardiola doesn’t get it wrong very often with players.

City are trying to sign Nunes from Wolves.
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Re: 2023/24 Premier League Arsenal Season

Postby Pudpop » Thu Aug 24, 2023 6:31 pm

Salibatelli wrote:
jayramfootball wrote:
Salibatelli wrote:City are replacing Mahrez with Doku.

Don’t know much about him but he’s a player that dribbles a lot and beats players apparently and Guardiola has a knack of turning getting the best out of players.

Would have loved us to have for a dribbler, they really get you on your feet and can unlock defences with some magic, always tend to be fan favourites.


We have several players able to dribble past defenders.


I wouldn’t say we have real dribblers in the team.

Who are you referring to Martinelli and Odegaard?

I wouldn’t really call either a dribbler personally.

Martinelli mainly beats players with his pace.


Saka
Trossard
Nelson
Jesus

All beat players with trickery and close control
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Re: 2023/24 Premier League Arsenal Season

Postby jayramfootball » Thu Aug 24, 2023 6:34 pm

Pudpop wrote:
Salibatelli wrote:
jayramfootball wrote:
Salibatelli wrote:City are replacing Mahrez with Doku.

Don’t know much about him but he’s a player that dribbles a lot and beats players apparently and Guardiola has a knack of turning getting the best out of players.

Would have loved us to have for a dribbler, they really get you on your feet and can unlock defences with some magic, always tend to be fan favourites.


We have several players able to dribble past defenders.


I wouldn’t say we have real dribblers in the team.

Who are you referring to Martinelli and Odegaard?

I wouldn’t really call either a dribbler personally.

Martinelli mainly beats players with his pace.


Saka
Trossard
Nelson
Jesus

All beat players with trickery and close control


Martinelli and Odegaard too.
Martinelli and Jesus close control of the ball at pace is elite.

I don’t think there is a more exciting array of attacking threat packed into 1 team in football.
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Re: 2023/24 Premier League Arsenal Season

Postby Salibatelli » Thu Aug 24, 2023 6:51 pm

Pudpop wrote:
Saka
Trossard
Nelson
Jesus

All beat players with trickery and close control


I don’t think that’s a feature of their game, Jesus is probably the closest, the rest rely more on pace.

I personally don’t see those guys are genuine dribblers.

Nothing like a Mitoma, or Messi or Robben players with incredible close control.

Very few genuine dribblers in the modern game in fact, Brazilians use to be the best but aside from Vinicius I don’t see many in their team nowadays either.
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