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What Do Arsenal Need To Get Back On Track?

24 May, 2018

Its been a difficult season for Arsenal once again for many reasons. They began the campaign under intense pressure, with most of it on the shoulders of manager Arsene Wenger. There have been many disappointments over the course of the season which include a Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City, a Europa League semi final exit at the hands of Atletico Madrid and the fact that theyre battling to finish sixth in the league. With this, Arsene Wenger decided to call time on his tenure a year earlier than planned, but what do Arsenal now need to doo to get back on track?

First things first, the Arsenal hierarchy is going to have to make funds available to whoever replaces Wenger in the dugout. Theres no denying that the squad does need an overhaul and if the club can get to work quickly, with Sven Mislintat likely to play a crucial role, they could be on course to enjoy a better season next time out. Unibet has Arsenal priced at 10/1 to win the Premier League title next season, and depending on what happens in the summer; sports betting sites may shorten those odds.

The back five have really looked below par for a while now and while it may be impossible to bring in a completely new goalkeeper and defence, adding a few key components would improve them greatly at the back. Petr Cech has been a superb goalkeeper throughout his career, but more mistakes have crept into his game of late, and Arsenal should focus on shoring things at the back.

What will stand Arsenal in good stead is that they have the stadium and facilities in place already to enable them to get back on track. Changes to the infrastructure at the club have been well underway for a while, with Sven Mislintat brought in to freshen up the clubs recruitment for example. This will help Arsenal move forward as a club, hopefully being able to become a top four side once again in the not too distant future.

With Wenger leaving his post at the end of the current season, attention has already turned to the potential candidates to replace the Frenchman. You could say that Arsenal would really benefit from a manager who has proven ability in making teams much stronger defensively. Diego Simeone, the Atletico Madrid manager who has seen his side dump Arsenal out of the Europa League at the semi-final stage, would be ideal after making his Atletico defence one of the stingiest around.

You could also say that Arsenal would benefit for a manager who commands respect while also being a bit of a disciplinarian. Some of the bigger names at the club have gone missing in games too many times over the last few seasons, and while their ability is not in question, a fresh face on the touchline may give some a bit of a lift and a bit more motivation during games. Arsenal is a great club and while getting back on track immediately is going to be unlikely, moving in the right direction is a good start.

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