Having changed manager for the first time in 23 years, the Gunners faithfuls hope to see their team return to reckoning in the the Premier League under Unai Emery.
After two straight defeats in the first matches of the season, Arsenal fans began to question if Emery is the prefect man to lead them to their long-awaited promise land.
In Emery’s first game as Arsenal manager, against Manchester City, the Gunners were far from convincing as they were thrashed 2-0 by the Etihad outfits.
In the second week of the season, the newly appointed manager take on Chelsea – who also appointed new manager (Maurizio Sarri) – but couldn’t get a draw from the encounter. He saw his players beaten 3-2 by the Blues right in front of his eyes.
Though the result wasn’t encouraging, the Emery was happy with his players’ display throughout the encounter.
Despite huge complaints from the Gunners faithfuls questioning his ability, Emery keep working hard in training and keeps believing in the crop of players at his disposal.
After the two defeats, things have turned around for the former Sevilla manager as he’s currently seven-match winning run.
He saw his side picked up maximum points against Watford at the Vicarage Road earlier today, thanks to goals from Craig Cathcart (own goal) and Mesut Ozil .
Consecutive victories against West Ham, Newcastle, Cardiff, Everton, Vorskla, Brentford and Watford have given the Gunners fans the chance to believe the stand a chance of winning the Premier League title this season.
Are we set to see the Gunners in the race for this season’s Premier League?
According to former Arsenal player Ian Wright while predicting Arsenal’s future under Emery for this season, the Gunners are not in the race for the title this season. He said it might take Emery the whole of this season learn how things are done in the league. However, he tipped the Gunners to end the season in the top-four.
As for former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, Arsenal are not in the race for the title.
He further predicted that the Gunners won’t qualify for a place in next season’s Champions League competition.
With their recent form, it won’t be out of place to say that Unai Emery’s men are in contention for the Premier League title.
Emery must tell his players not to be complacent as the season progresses, they must also believe in their ability and strength. Let’s keep our fingers crossed as we enjoy the Premier League unfold.