Quote Originally Posted by WES View Post
Positive things to take away from this season (look away Bunnell):

1) we finished second with over 80 points and have CL football and the revenue stream that goes with it, the days of 6th under Wenger were not that long ago, under Arteta and Edu we have progressed for the second year in a row
2) Edu/Arteta have shown good decision making in the the transfer market again this year - Ziny, Jesus, Jorginho and Trossard being good examples
3) we played some beautiful football, we were great to watch for most of the season
4) time and again this very young team showed bottle; whether it was last minute winners after being two goals down, or coming back with strong performances after losses, the team has some balls. We lost to City and then won 7 straight league games, we lost to City again and then put in two of our best performances of the season again Chelsea and Newcastle away

Concerns (here you are Bunnell, you love this sh1t):

1) we lack depth at CB, Saliba being injured might have cost us the league - City has a number of good CBs, there are no Rob Holdings in their squad, the run of form Bunnell shows above started with Saliba being injured, he was definitely our best defender and up there for being our best player
2) I'd like us to be more physical in midfield, Rice and/or Caceido would be perfect, we struggled too often when we were pressed and teams got physical with us
3) Arteta has made a habit of forcing players out; he's made the right decisions mostly but ESR is baffling, it's high risk strategy that can go wrong
4) I'm still not convinced on Jesus at no. 9, Martinelli might be a better choice
Thought Martinelli should've been given first dibs on central striker role rather than Eddie when Jesus was injured. Jesus' attitude was just what we needed at the start of the season but MA should be planning ahead and rotating / substituting better next season.