It doesn’t matter what the final score is against West Bromwich Albion or where Arsenal finish in the Premier League, such has been the nature of our season, the worst in two and a half decades, and rather than me bang on about tactics and formations, I’m just going to point out the obvious.
With nothing much to play for, Arteta should blood more talent from Hale End and shine a light on Arsenal’s future. Hopefully, it shows desire and ambition rather than the one in the Europa League semi-final that gave up on itself.
Arteta won’t do this simply because he thinks that finishing two places higher than their current 10th place, but who is genuinely bothered. Not even the prospect of going higher than Spurs gets the pulses racing, in fact, the Gunners will likely turn in the odd flattering performance seeing as there’s nothing else on offer and nothing to play for.
I’m going to apologise for the dismal content of this blog but like a great many fans, Arsenal have managed to massively disappoint this term, leaving enthusiasm levels perilously low, and even if Arsenal score six world-class goals against Captain Bungs (Sam Allardyce) Albion, it’s far too little too late.
Many fans are already mulling over the debris of this term and have turned their attention to the summer. If Arsenal were allowed a full complement of fans in the remaining games, I doubt they’d come close with many exhausted by the inconsistencies of an average side.
West Bromwich Albion will be hungry for points and Allardyce will have suitably prepared his side for a real battle. Teams struggling for Premier League survival generally raise their efforts for every game as if it’s a cup final and let’s be honest, if Arsenal perform as badly as they have recently, then West Bromwich Albion could grab three vital points.
It’s looking impossible at present with Big Sam in charge of a club 10 points from safety, with only 12 available points left. Captain Bung will want to show that there is life in the corpse by beating teams like Arsenal and that he intends to bring them back to the Premier League at the first attempt.
Arsenal are expected to win tonight against West Bromwich Albion and should conquer in the end, but it’s hardly going to improve the circumstances or mood surrounding the club.
Preferred Team (If it were legally possible): Ryan; Lopez, Rekik, Gabriel, Swanson; Taylor-Hart, Azeez, Hutchinson; Saka, Balogun, Martinelli
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