Posted on May 01, 2015 by ADMIN

Arsenal are already looking to next season’s title

Arsene Wenger has been talking about Arsenal’s season and he is aware that we lost this years itle at the start of the season, so he is looking to finish this campaign very strongly and have the confidence in place to have a flying start in the next one.

“That’s our challenge, to finish well and take that strength into the next season,” Wenger said in today’s press conference. “The start of the season is linked with belief as well. We can just strengthen the belief by finishing well.

“Manchester City had ups and downs and started stronger than us, so they were a long time in front of us. Manchester United are a bit like Arsenal, they had a slow start and became stronger in the second part of the season.

“I think our slow start was down to post-World Cup problems and to the fact as well that we had to play the qualifiers for the Champions League. It always takes a lot out of you but overall I believe that we’ve found a better balanced team during the season as well.”

Of course there is still work to be done this season if we are to avoid the Champions League Qualifiers this time, as a finish in the Top Three is not yet assured. Hull on Monday is by no means an easy game, but I have a feeling that our visit to Old Trafford in our second last game is going to be the decisive one. Please remain unbeaten until the end of the season, Arsene!

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27 thoughts on “Arsenal are already looking to next season’s title

  1. fred cowardly

    Really. We could still end up fourth place and lose the FA Cup final

    Lets focus on the month of May.
    Actually, lets focus on the next game.

    We have the whole summer to think about next season and transfers

    Actually, I’m hoping that this summer I can bask in the glow of back to back FA Cup trophies, which doesn’t happen often

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    1. JAmerican

      I totally agree and hope for the same as well.

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    2. SoOpa AeoN

      we hear that every season……. And then we drop points against mediocre teams at the start of the season onLy to pick up form Later…… Wonder what happens during the summer window break……do we just throw our form away?

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    3. KickAssFan

      ________Off Topic_____

      So a certain user that goes by the name “Westa” found his way to this site. He happens to be a Chelsea fan and he did see an article which reaLly wasn’t full of praises for Mourinho, and just like we (gunners) won’t accept insults to our coach from fans of other clubs, he did bravely stand up for Mourinho and he actually “wasn’t even very insulting” towards Arsenal in his comment.

      Now, I do love this site, in fact, I must shamelessly confess that I’m addicted to this site and guess what: YOU ALL ARE THE VERY REASON WHY I CAN’t STay off this site. I enjoy the thumbs up & down, I love the Admin and his crew (very accommodative towards fellow gunners). I enjoy the “beef”, jokes and seemingly senseless, idiotic comments. It’s all fun!!! But let’s not be hypocrites, WE ARE NOT ALL ANGELS and that guy (the Chelsea fan, Westa) was right, at least to a large extent, we really do have a way of rubbishing Mourinho on this site.

      Truth is that fans don’t always praise their own coach. My younger brother is a SERIOUS MUFC fan, a damn “MUFcker” (lol, luvs MUFC to a senseless point), but sometimes he’d tell you LVG portrays himself as a tactical idiot. Even Paul Scholes publicly criticises LVG and their players, harshly too, sometimes. But they, (my brother for instance) will never take any sh*t from me about his manager and club. It’s just fun.

      We are gunners and this is not the kind of site a fan of another club can bring sh*t and survive. Naaa. We will have him for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. But I don’t think fans of other sites should be outrightly banned just becuz they are fans of other clubs. This is JustArsenal, this is our home, let’s see what they’ve got, cuz no matter what they’ve got, it don’t mean sh*t.

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      1. jonestown1

        LOL. Many truths in there. I crossed swords with that Westa mug – I don’t normally bite or get arsey but he simply pressed the wrong buttons. There has been some fella called Union Jack on here – a Chelski fan – although a few told him to naff off he was a sensible sort and presented well. I quite like that in the odd visitor but wouldn’t want the site flooded with non-Gooners.

        Whilst some may frown on it – I am often scanning through chat forums of the other bigger clubs – especially if they are playing us or the press has linked us with a transfer rumour. I may be visiting the wrong forums, and I perhaps should not generalise, but I cannot help but notice that only Man U and Liverpool have anything like decent discussions in their chatrooms. Chelski sites I have visited are just a collection of one-liners, txt spk, beer talk and bragging – 100s of new “threads” a day but hardly ever breaking double figures in replies. And if I ever get down or despondent on here I treat myself to a L’Pool site for a quick 15 mins – jeeez do they know how to beat themselves up.

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    4. jonestown1

      Agree. Not bothered about transfers at all. Beat Hull and move on is all I care about atm.

      Back to back FA cups. Yes it doesn’t happen very often but is one of the few stats where the Spuds have an edge on us – in the post war era they have done back-to-back FA cups twice (61/62 & 81/82) to our once (02/03). Chelski and Newcastle done it once each as well (09/10 & 51/52 respectively). Hopefully we will correct this anomaly on 30/5/15.

      What I want is more league/cup doubles – we are 3-3 with Man United when it comes to the double. Chelski/Spuds/L’Pool/Villa and Preston NE with one each.

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  2. rickrocket

    This team should know that we are a good start away from staying with Chelsea and City all season next season, it’s up to Wenger to promote that belief and have the mentality to start next season how we’re ending the season.

    At least they’ll be no World Cup hangover or Euros hangover next season!!

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    1. rickrocket

      Can I have a prize for using the word “season” a record number of times in a single paragraph?

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      1. rickrocket

        Thumbs down if you like my post!

        Ah I have one already, cheers buddy.

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        1. fred cowardly

          I don’t understand why you got thumbs down to be honest. What you said was totally sensible

          I mean we had a bad first half and excellent second half, so going in with the right mentality and no major injuries will help us start up at the top

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          1. KickAssFan

            Fred, here thumb down means “I like your comment”. Thumbs up means “WTF? Not cool”.

            Take me for instance, I get lots of thumbs down cuz I’m fans favourite.

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  3. Ks-Gunner

    Arsenal are already looking to next season’s title. Same sh*t diff year. Its almost 10 year without the epl trophy.

    We are always short on players to win it, just spend a little bit more and we might get a good chance to have a go for it.

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  4. JAmerican

    I know speaking of transfers is nothing more than filling the time until the window opens or endulging in speculations and that’s fine. I heard though that we are interrested in signing Jose Luis Gaya form Valencia and he wouldn’t be a bad acquisition either. He’s like a left footed Bellerin to me, but does anyone have any info on this transfer? Or is this just another fairy tale from journalists?

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    1. rickrocket

      Dude, speaking of transfers is nothing more than filling the time until the window opens or endulging in speculations.

      Nuff said!

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  5. JAmerican

    During our transfer business with Vela last summer I was really hoping that somehow within that we could have gotten Griezmann as a part of the deal but unfortunately he wanted to stay in Spain and chose Atletico Madrid. Crazy thing is I still wish we could get him even though his price would be high. I now picture what we could be like with him and Sanchez operating on the wings, add Lacazette and Schneiderlin and we could be rolling. Funny how they’re all French as well, make it happen Wenger lol. The French national team is looking good for the future (Pogba, Verane…).

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    1. tubby

      I totally agree. Griezmann will be a fantastic addition to the squad. He can play anywhere across the front 3, got loads of pace, unreal positioning, great workrate and is clinical in front of goal as well. He can play off giroud by feeding onto his flick ons or run behind defences onto Ozil passes. His workrate is also comparable to alexis, and we can do high pressing effectively with both in the side. Overall, I thinks he a more hardworking and clinical Walcott and would be an upgrade to the side.

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  6. Wayne Barker

    Next season would be very tough. Chelsea will be still there, Manchester United will spend and Van Gaal is obsessed about winning the title and he will get some quality player, City will as usual waste some money and land up some players, And then there is Media Darlings Liverpool who will also be motivated to be back in top 4. SO no way will it be easy.

    Last 2 months have been good for Arsenal but if Wenger’s man has to win the league then they have to be consistent for 8 months. It all depends on summer transfer, if Wenger again shows his stubbornness and does not buy enough quality then sorry to say we will struggle. As indicated league will not be easier.

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  7. Andrew AFC

    Lets look forward to winning the FA cup again and going in the record book.

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  8. Malik

    We know what needs to be done, mourinho said it, henry said it,

    sell/release: jenkinson, podolski, diaby, flamini, arteta, sanogo, miyachi, walcott, szczensy (if he’s not willing to sign up for what we’re offering) exc
    Buy: cech, schniderlin, classy forward (reus/lacazette), another classy CB (someone like mert but a bit more agile and faster)
    keep the line up the same and have those stars push for their place and arsenal can have a dynasty, anything less than I’ll see you here next year, same time, same place, same topic

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  9. Malik

    or forget everything i said and get someone to do something bout these injuries

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  10. basil

    As Arsenal fans, we’re used to always looking foward to the next season to win the epl. This could have been our year. Wenger has only himself to blame for not lifting the trophy. Imagine our season if he had not refused to get a CB and DMF during the transfer window. Now he’s talking bout next season… rubbish! will he ever learn? we need a striker of real class and quality to stand a chance of wining next seasons epl. NOT JUST TALK

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  11. samuel@justarsenal.com

    I think the most difficult prediction to predict is to predict what the future has in store for a person, a group, a nation and the World. The future can only be know by divine prophecy. We should all first pray to God to intervene in Arsenal titles winning recession to make Arsenal recover and start to become a big time titles winning team once again, starting from next season. And heed to the saying of: Heaven helps those who helped themselves. Help ourselves in the sence of covering very well those positions that needed to be adequately covered in our team with top new signings. So that we start the new season on the front foot and remain on the front foot to the end. However, let’s leave next season matters till this one ends. And we mustn’t allow the present possible goodness in our sights to walk away from us. We should endeavor to keep running after it and catch it. Can a mighty supper miracle still happen? Why not? It could happen because the hope for that mighty supper miracle is not obliterated. And ofcourse we already have our one leg into the room where the FA Cup is kept. We should step into that room with our two feet and lift the Cup.

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  12. samuel@justarsenal.com

    I think the most difficult prediction to predict is to predict what the future has in store for a person, a group, a nation and the World. The future can only be known by divine prophecy. We should all first pray to God to intervene in Arsenal titles winning recession to make Arsenal recover and start to become a big time titles winning team once again, starting from next season. And heed to the saying of: Heaven helps those who helped themselves. Help ourselves in the sence of covering very well those positions that needed to be adequately covered in our team with top new signings. So that we start the new season on the front foot and remain on the front foot to the end. However, let’s leave next season matters till this one ends. And we mustn’t allow the present possible goodness in our sights to walk away from us. We should endeavor to keep running after it and catch it. Can a mighty supper miracle still happen? Why not? It could happen because the hopes for that mighty supper miracle are not obliterated. And ofcourse we already have our one leg into the room where the FA Cup is kept. We should step into that room with our two feet and lift the Cup.

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  13. ger burke

    hmmmmn, it must be season ticket time again real soon. we are always looking forward at the arsenal , we never live in the now . when we go on a bad run we live in the past , and when we go on a good run we cant wait for next season to win the premier league . i have heard this said for the past ten years , one does get tired of hearing the same old nonsense .lets try and live in the now and enjoy each and every game as it happens . no time for next season , that happens in august , and thats a hell of a long time away .

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  14. CouchCoach

    Our team is just good enough to have a chance to win the title next year. If we buy a backup cdm, a backup goalkeeper and a top striker that can rotate with Giroud when tactics dictate it, out team will be complete. Then we will have a better chance at the title. IF Arsenal is really hungry for the title and wants to be one of the best in Europe we need to get a world class striker now. Not wait years developing one. As good as Wenger is at developing a great team cheaply we just lack that hunger to rapidly push our team to the top of the pile.

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    1. justin

      You can say that again
      In the words of basil brush
      Boom boom

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