Ahead of the new season, we look at Arsenal’s strengths, weaknesses and what the targets will be for boss Mikel Arteta…
By Nick Wright and Oli Yew
Last Updated: 09/09/20 8:55am
Mikel Arteta is preparing for his first full season as Arsenal manager and there is quiet optimism among supporters about what’s to come following the FA Cup-winning finish to the previous campaign.
The Gunners endured bitter disappointment in the Premier League last season, limping to an eighth-placed finish – their lowest in a quarter of a century – despite appointing Arteta to replace Unai Emery in December.
But the former midfielder has made a big impression in the dugout, and Arsenal’s FA Cup triumph, in which they beat Manchester City in the semi-finals and Chelsea in the final, hinted at a promising future.
Could a busy summer in the transfer market now help them crack the top four?