No one quite knows how to feel at the Emirates, and theres a sense that this Premier League season could either be fill of riches or just as easily, reduce Arsenal to rags.
An underwhelming end to last season which concluded with The Gunners missing out on Champions League qualification for the 2019/20 campaign, as well as a demoralising 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku.
This coincided with reports that the club only had £45 million to spend in this summer’s transfer market which left Arsenal supporters feeling pessimistic ahead of the current season.
FansBet caught up with Kevin Whitcher, Editor of the Gooner Fanzine to get a sense of his feelings ahead of the new Premier League campaign, he said:
“The way last year concluded was a real blow to the general mood.
“It was the fact we blew it getting into the Champions League when it wouldn’t have taken many points compounded by the hammer blow of losing the Europa League final, especially the way they did.”
Unai Emery ended up doing some decent business in the window after all, bringing in Lille winger Nicholas Pepe for a club record £72 million as well as adding a leader at the back in Chelsea defender David Luiz.
But the mood may still be sombre for a little while longer at the Emirates:
“Theres normally a bit more optimism at this time of year. The vibe isn’t great at the moment.
“Last year we got a new coach in, it was the end of the Wenger era and people thought that we were going to see something different.”
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