The Arsenal midfield was a disappointment last season no one can argue with that and it is understandable that a lot of the fans will have very little confidence that there will be an improvement next season but I am not so sure that should be the case.
I believe there are good reasons to be positive ahead of the new season and while I accept that a lot of my fellow Gooners will disagree with me I hope that they will see the reasoning behind my confidence.
It is inevitable there will be new signings, we do not know yet who they will be or how effective they will be but we do know that some of the midfielders we currently have are not fit for purpose.
He is just 20 years old and while he is a work in progress and a bit of a rough diamond he will come on massively following his debut season in the English Premier League. Make no mistake, the English game does need adjusting to, it is far more intense than any other league and very few players adapt quickly and that includes some world class players. Guendouzi will be a far better and more effective player next season, of that I am absolutely convinced.
Torreira started great and then faltered badly but for me, that was down to fatigue, he played far more games than he has ever done in a single season and when you add in how much more demanding the Premier League is, it is a wonder he did as well as he did for so long. His body and mentality will be much stronger next season, the first year was always going to be difficult for him but watch him go from August onwards, he will be a better more experienced player I assure you.
You have to think that Emery will have learned enough from his first season in charge at the Emirates to understand what is required to master the middle of the park in English football. I doubt he will persist with players that are not consistent enough like he did last season and he will have a far better understanding of the demands of the English game and just like some of his players he will improve for his first season in charge, he is too experienced and has been too successful not to adapt.
Now, I could easily be wrong on any of the reasons I have outlined above but I firmly believe that I am right in my analysis and if I am wrong, well, it will just be one utterly rotten season then won’t it?