Arsenal’s season has entered a crisis point following a 2-0 defeat to Tottenham in the latest North London derby, which left the Gunners lingering at the wrong end of the table.
Now four games without a win in the Premier League and without back-to-back wins in the competition since the opening two games of the season, there is plenty of work to be done.
Europa League football has been Arsenal’s escape this season, with five wins in five in the competition, but there will be no continental distractions until February when the group stage comes to a close.
Arsenal’s full focus will therefore be on the domestic campaign, where Mikel Arteta’s side quickly need to put together a run of form if they are to climb the tables.
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It’s been a rollercoaster ride for the Gunners since the legendary Arsene Wenger parted ways with the club at the end of the 2017/18 season, leaving a rebuild project behind him.
Money has been spent since his exit, with Arsenal smashing their transfer record since then but, rather concerningly, the returns on their investments have not always gone to plan.
Since Wenger’s exit, Arsenal have drafted in 18 new faces either permanently or on loan and we’ve given our assessment here on whether they have been a hit or a miss.
Lucas Torreira – Miss
Signed from Sampdoria ahead of the 2018 World Cup, the early signs from Lucas Torreira were promising and it initially appeared that the Uruguay international would slot into a defensive-midfield position that they were desperately crying out for.
Ever-present in his first season under Unai Emery, the 24-year-old was also a regular last term but saw opportunities start to decrease under Mikel Arteta.
It became apparent over the summer that he is not in the club’s plans, joining Atletico Madrid on loan for the current…