Analyzing Arsenal's Season so far, every detail

The Premier League season began just about fine for Arsenal and, then manager, Unai Emery. Two(2) wins from the first two(2) games and an away clean sheet to kick off the campaign, it could hardly have gotten wany better. Things began to take a hit though, after picking up those two(2) wins in as many matches at the start of the season, they have only been able to muster another seven(7) wins from the next twenty seven(27) games, which is all the way made more surprising when you realise they've lost less game than defending champions, Manchester City.

After a series of bad result that followed the relatively good start to the campaign and fan unrest, Unai Emery was fired and his assistant, Freddie Ljungberg, who was once manager of the youth team took over on an interim basis. Results hardly got any better, with just one(1) win from six(6), even though performances visibly improved. A permanent manager was then appointed, Mikel Arteta. Mikel Arteta has had a massive impact on the team both performance and result wise, all the more evidenced by the fact that he is yet to lose a league game all of 2020.

Arsenal, in all though, have drawn a staggering total of thirteen(13) games, winning just nine(9) and losing six(6), accumulating to a pitiful 40 points from twenty eight(8) games. Their goal difference is all the way more appalling with only a +4 on the Goal difference log and most importantly sitting nine(9th) on the log, seven points behind 4th place and five(5) behind 5th place which, due to Manchester City's UEFA Champions League, is now a Champions League spot. After a much celebrated summer of transfers, it has not quite been the season Arsenal bargained for. Champions League football was supposed to be a walk over, amidst all the investments, but they are limping now and hoping that the other competing teams stutter so they can capitalize. A champions League spot is still very much attainable, although Arsenal will have to consistently rack up wins, when, or if, this Premier League season resumes. They exited the Europa League season in pitiful fashion, losing the last 32 tie to a last minute goal, which was very much devastating.

Individually, it hasn't been any different, its been mixed results. Nicolas Pepe arrived to much fanfare, with so much being expected of the record $90m signing. So far so good, though, it hasn't been what Arsenal thought they were getting, he has contributed six(6) goals and as many assists with the season winding down, which is hardly impressive for a player with such price tag. He is in his first season at the club, in a new country and could still be said to be acclimatizing, and not to forget he's still a young player so still has tons of room from improvements so there should really be no need for much worries, at least for now.

The break out stars of the season have been quite obvious, Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka. Gabriel Martinelli was signed as one for the future, perhaps, to be with the youth team until he's matured enough and of the level to join the senior team, no one told Martinelli though. He was given a run out and he took his chance gratefully, he's currently no.2 on the teams scorer chart, only behind, who else, the ever illustrious Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Bukayo Saka has been equally impressive, he started the season as a wide-forward but then injury crisis struck the team and the left back position, which at the start of the season was bloated, suddenly became so thin and needed filling in. Up, stepped Bukayo Saka, he's performed admirably, and not even playing as a defender has curbed his forward instincts as he has contributed five(5) goals to thee cause and added a whopping ten(10) assists, more than any other player.

In a nutshell, this has not quite been the season Arsenal geared up for, but if they can manage to sneak into the Champions League places, coupled with the unearthed talents and the gem of the manager in their hands, this season could yet prove a decisive one in the long term.
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