Arsenal will head into the 2018/19 Premier League season hoping that they are embarking on an exciting new era for the club.
The new manager has big job on his hands to move Arsenal forward. The club hasn’t won the title since 2003/04. Still, odds are showing that they can finish top of the pile this season. Odds in the wagering market, such as the EPL Betting Odds by CrownBet, show predictions that elevate their chances this season. You better check out their website to keep an eye on Arsenal, since there had been changes in the team that can affect their performance in their upcoming matches, such as the entry of the new manager.
Former Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery is the man tasked with taking the Gunners forward following Arsene Wenger’s departure from the Emirates Stadium at the end of last season.
Emery has been busy in the transfer market this summer, signing six new players as he bids to improve Arsenal’s fortunes on the pitch.
Goalkeeper Bernd Leno has arrived from Bayer Leverkusen and he should add some much-need stability between the sticks. With Petr Cech announcing he is staying with the club, Arsenal suddenly look much more solid in this department.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Stephan Lichsteiner are solid acquisitions in defence, while Lucas Torreira will provide extra bite in the middle of the park.
Youngsters Matteo Guendouzi and Sam Greenwood have also signed for Arsenal, but it is unlikely that they will be the last incomings this summer.
Jack Wilshere’s exit from the club has caused plenty of debate, although his departure is probably the best move for all concerned.
The midfielder’s Arsenal career has been plagued by injuries and Emery was unable to guarantee him the regular first-team spot he craves.
Emery’s first competitive match as Gunners’ boss sees him go head-to-head with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the Emirates and he’ll follow that with a London derby away to Chelsea.
West Ham United (H), Cardiff City (A), Newcastle United (A) and Everton (H) completes what looks a tricky start to the season, yet there are reasons to believe the 46-year-old can get Arsenal moving in an upward direction.
Emery took Valencia to a trio of third place finishes in La Liga between 2010 and 2012, before enjoying success at Sevilla.
His detailed tactical insight and counter-attacking style brought about a glorious, unprecedented hat-trick of Europa League titles at Sevilla, a record that brought PSG calling.
Five trophies in two years in Paris wasn’t enough for a club hell-bent on winning the Champions League, but Emery has proved that his methods are largely successful.
One major criticism of Wenger’s teams over the past few seasons has focused around their soft underbelly, but Emery will certainly mould the side into being far more tactically astute.
If the players commit to Emery’s way of doing things, the club could soon force their way back amongst the big guns.