The Premier League will be back this weekend as Arsenal starts their bid to end the next campaign in a top-four position by taking on Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Since the appointment of Mikel Arteta, the Gunners have looked like a reborn team and they will hope to build on that in this campaign.
After winning the FA Cup and the FA Community Shield, fans are very hopeful that this campaign will be a successful one.
The club’s transfer business has also been impressive and with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the cusp of signing a new deal, it seems like this season might even see the Gunners challenge for the Premier League title.
Talksport usually reboots their Super Computer and ask it to predict the position of the teams at the end of the season.
They did that in the last campaign, and they have done it again. For the record, their Super Computer is not the most trustworthy predictor in the world, but it has managed to make some bold predictions and that of the 2020/21 season will not have delighted the Arsenal fans.
The Super Computer was asked to predict how the Premier League table will look at the end of the coming season, and Arsenal ended in the 5th position.
One good news is that the Gunners finished above Tottenham who ended the campaign in 6th.
OT.. Martinez>Villa is gaining momentum… personal terms already agreed?!
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The computer says … no!
It’s sad news but we don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes. Is Martinez still pushing the management to be no.1?
Is it true he has refused to renew his contract?
What is going on?
Apparently Villa are offering him 60k a week, 4 year deal, which is more than what we’re offering…
Martinez might be a great goalie and he might have been an okay goalie on a good run of form. We don’t know…The emphatic statements about him being so much better than Leno need to be held up to scrutiny:
1. short record of excellence – he played really well after Leno was injured – but is it permanent or flash in pan
2. Leno was really good during the season when Arsenal really sucked – without his effort we really would have been fighting relegation
3. We haven’t seen Leno in front of the reorganized Arsenal defense
4. Maybe Martinez was overplaying his hand too much
Don’t get me wrong, I think Martinez was really good but I do have faith in Arteta. Martinez wouldn’t be moving if Arteta didn’t want it to happen.
There must be something behind the scenes that says Arteta is giving the #1 to Leno – if Arteta really thought Martinez was the better goalie things would be different.
20 M pounds may be the money needed to get a midfielder.
John Fox may disagree with my honesty and pragmatism but I am trying to channel his thinking 🙂
COYG for Saturday!!!
PS – I wanted to keep them both for the year
Ok. Good reasoning
I think 90% of Arsenal’s current squad is up for sale if the right bid is made so for me farewell Marti…..
Emi leaving is sad but if he is not happy with what Arsenal is offering than he is free to go. We got Lenno with us so no worry. We can sign a midfielder with the money. As for the predictions, a big NO for the supercomputer, Arsenal will be in the top 4, and if Partey comes, probably in the top 3.
Admin Martin if this is a good transfer window, what does a bad one look like?
I would suppose only buying Petr Cech and no outfield players, but that was when Arsenal had finished in the Champions League places, not eighth.