Arsenal fans should not expect instant success next season

Reaching the summit will not happen until a few years’ time!

Players will come in there’s no doubt about that, but what us fans have to take into consideration is that for 90% of the players that go to a new club, it takes them time to adjust to a team.

We are so desperate for our team to do well that we want players to come in and make an instant impact but the real world we are living in doesn’t work like that unfortunately.

As much as I want it to happen, we know it won’t. We know we will have to wait for those players to come in, settle and then make an impact, maybe not straight away but within a few months at least, well that would be the acceptable scenario.

We have seen as much with the likes of Partey, and really the best example being Willian. It is hard to adjust to a new lifestyle, team, manager, and tactics and for some players, a new country.

Now as much as I want our new players who may arrive to slot straight in as if they have been playing for years at the club, the reality is that, come next season, we will still be faltering, unless a miracle occurs and our team magically transforms into one that we have never seen before.

So can we really expect a big change in our team next season, why not right? If we have a complete overhaul of players then I think it is safe to say 90% the answer will be no, unless the players coming in are miracle workers and can of course adapt as soon as they join.

As much as I want a change to come for the better and as nice as it will be for new players to join, I think Arsenal will need a good few years before they are back at the top battling for what they should be.

And I sure hope I am wrong, but that seems likely to be the reality we will face if we want a change of players for the better.

So, we need to be used to seasons like this for at least a couple more years to come.

Shenel Osman


  1. hans andersson says:

    OMG. I’m a fool to want you.

  2. pires says:

    Keon was right :we’r some signing away from delevring as we do really have a good team BUT do we have the right manager….We’r not seeing any PROGRESS under the spanish.

    1. pires says:

      Kroenke(am going to be impopular here)Has spended some cash(not enough; yes, i do agree ) by buying the likes of N.Pepe and Partey BUT are we heading the right way un termes of results and playing style….Idon’t think so…

  3. Joe. S says:

    Here we go again with the self manufactured excuses. No real Arsenal fan is expecting us to do a Leicester be City next season. We just want to see good football and some honest decision making at the top.

  4. CorporateMan says:

    Even with the team we have now, plus a few additions in the right places, and (probably) without the ‘burden’ of European football, I’d expect us to finish in the top four. Anything short of that would be failure, pure and simple.

  5. Vinnie2000 says:

    Pls, we should expect Instant Success next season!!
    Keeping Pushing MA, Edu for Signings, Results on the pitch and Trophies!!
    We should demand d EPL Title dis coming 2021/2022 season!!
    West Ham, Leceister and Everton fans will demand Top 4!!
    Should we be demanding same as diz clubs?
    Why can’t we be like Liverpool, Chelsea, Man utd who will be Fighting for d big prizes??

    To get d Title, get..
    Yres Bissouma
    Wilfred Zaha
    Andre Silva

    1. jimmybond007 says:

      @vinnie2000. That has to be the funniest, most brilliant yet most stupid comment I’ve seen 🙂

  6. Edd Kenya says:

    Get brendan rodgers then see what he can do plus a few other signings

    1. MartinelliTheBench says:

      Why would he come to us? His team are better than ours and have an owner that’s genuinely invested in the club.

  7. King says:

    Just another excuse for failure we should be chasing for titles with the calibre of players we have such as Pépé & Martinelli.We should be fighting for the League title but not under this joke of a manager called Arteta busy “trusting the Process” he has turned us into a midtable club

  8. Sean Williams says:

    This is an article by someone who does not really support Arsenal in deep lifelong way. As someone who has lived Arsenal all my longish life, I feel this Article is a snapshot of why Arsenal has become toast. To see such sad expectations is par for supporters who’s history is not bound to the Gunners.
    I have to say if this is your modus-operandi I would rather you did not write articles. Sorry….but if you don’t understand, then that itself tell a story.

  9. Ackshay says:

    Our league campaigns are just the same copy paste season after season( except the emery one who was the reverse). A completely fu..ed up start then a really strong form in the 2nd half of the season to give us hope only to repeat the same cycle.

  10. durand says:

    “Instant Success” is relative, and it would depend on how an individual would define the term.

    IMHO I would say that we should be competing for a top 4 spot, and anything outside a top 6 finish is unacceptable and reason for managerial change.

    If Arteta still has not shown progress mid-season by the transfer window then he has to go. It will be 2 years at that point and he should have identified his starting 11, his impact subs, and a well defined and identifiable style of play.

    For a self professed “creative” manager he sure as hell has not shown it. Cutting and chopping lineups every week is not “creative” and the negative approach he takes to games is the most anti-Arsenal thing I have seen from him.

    Going up a goal with 15-20 minutes to play everyone understands parking the bus and putting the game to bed. However, too often when we get a lead we sit back and park 11 men behind the ball, too scared and timid to build a lead in the first half.

    This year’s excuses won’t work next year. “Not his players,” “first year manager,” “not enough transfer windows,” and the classic “Wenger’s deadwood,” simply can’t excuse another poor start or season’s performance.

  11. Reggie says:

    Waiting 18 months plus for instant success and longer, cant ever be classed as next season being instant. Next season is past instant, next season is it, it isn’t anything to do with instant. Arteta didn’t deliver instant success, not in the league at least, his FA cup win was with other managers players and he didn’t build on it.

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