Unai Emery started his second year at Arsenal much better than his first year. He started his first season with 0 points out of the first two matches against Man City and Chelsea. This season the Gunners opened the season with an away match against Newcastle United and a home match against Burnley. Arsenal won both matches with the smallest possible margin, giving them 6 points out of two matches. This means Arsenal is together with Liverpool the only team that’s on 6 point out of two matches. This weekend it’s time for the battle for the top of the table, when Arsenal travels to the Merseyside to play Liverpool. The big question this season is if Arsenal is ready to compete for the title.
New signings give Arsenal hope
For the first time in years Arsenal really went all guns blazing on the transfer market. Josh Kroenke, son of Arsenal’s owner Stan Kroenke, told the fans to be excited about their upcoming activities. The fans didn’t believe him immediately, but now the transfer market has closed, they are really excited about the state of their club at the moment. Nicolas Pepe is worldwide seen as one of the biggest talents in the world of football. Arsenal was in desperate need of a quick and strong winger. It’s going to be very interesting to see how he’s going to develop at the Emirates Stadium.
First answers this weekend
With the likes of Nicolas Pepe, David Luiz and Dani Ceballos, Arsenal should be able to compete for the top four until the end of the season. The big question is however are they strong enough to compete with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City? This weekend will give the first answer on this question. If Arsenal is able to get a result at Anfield they are one step closer to competing with the big teams. If Liverpool completely dominates the Gunners they should be focussing on finishing in the top 4 and getting back in the UEFA Champions League. If you’re interested in watching the time live in action, your can book your Arsenal tickets here.