UEFA Europa League Qualifiers for Mikel Arteta

A campaign that saw Arsenal struggle at the beginning and end will leave bad memories in the minds of fans. However, Arsenal fans should be optimistic about the progress made during the 2021/22 season with Mikel Arteta at the helm. With a young team and European football on the horizon, Arsenal will have high hopes for the next year. Here’s our Arsenal season review for 2021/22.

Arsenal 2021/22 season review: Progress is Progress

summer window

Arsenal saw a flurry of activity this summer, both in buying and selling, with six new deals and 12 leaving. The biggest name and draw of the summer was defender Ben White. Arteta has not been happy with his defensive options coming up this season. White was signed from Brighton & Hove Albion in the middle of the summer, proving to be the center back Arteta has been chasing. The most notable departure of the summer was Academy player Joe Willock. Other players such as David Luiz and Willian have had their contracts terminated.

from a bad start

With a flurry of activity all summer, I felt Arsenal started the season thinking they were still in pre-season mode. They opened against newly promoted Brentford and lost 2-0. After losing the next two games against Chelsea and Manchester City, Arsenal were at the bottom of the standings after the first three matches.

turn things around

Despite a poor start in the league, Arsenal managed to make a strong start in the Carabao Cup. Arsenal opened with West Bromwich Albion in the second round, and took the victory. After winning the Asian Wimbledon Championships and then Leeds United, Arsenal made their way to the quarter-finals before the New Year.

After a slow start to the league, Arsenal got some quick results to help them on their way up the table. Victories against Norwich City and Burnley helped them get back on track ahead of the crucial North London derby early in the season. The victory over Tottenham Hotspur looked like a turning point in the season. Arsenal are unbeaten in ten matches in all competitions and are back in the first half of the league table.

Arsenal season review: Aubameyang Fiasco

The most notable part of the mid-season for Arsenal was the Pierre-Emerick-Aubameyang transfer story. Arsenal and Aubameyang were not happy together, and eventually the striker left to join Barcelona. Despite the significant loss in his ability to score goals, the striker’s absence from the squad appeared to have had little impact on the results as Arsenal continued to change their season.

End of season heartbreak

Having made a huge push to finish fourth in the league, Arsenal had one big task to do at the end of the season to secure a place in the Champions League. Arsenal needed to travel to their north London rivals and defeat Tottenham again. Unfortunately for Arsenal fans, the team failed and in a last chance to hold the Champions League positions in their own hands, they lost to Newcastle United. Arteta’s men will have a huge sense of regret that they did not secure a place in the Champions League, even as they secured a place in the European League for next season.

Arsenal season review and predictions for the 2022/23 season

Overall, Arsenal had a very up and down season. The main players left, but many players came. The results were mixed with good spells and some not so good. European Nights are back in the Emirates, not the kind they were hoping for. There are optimistic signs, the team is young and gaining experience with every minute. Major players like Bukayo Saka will return next year. And, of course, European football means that the top players will likely be more drawn to the Emirates next season.

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