Original title: Arsenal’s return to the European war after a year has fallen short and the future can still be expected
The 2021-2022 Premier League season has come to an end. Although Arsenal beat Everton 5-1 in the final round, due to the fourth-place rival Tottenham also won a big victory, Arsenal ranked fifth in the Premier League this season and qualified for the Champions League. Missed. But what is gratifying is that the Gunners have returned to the European competition after a lapse of one year. Compared with last season, Arsenal’s ranking and points have improved significantly. The Gunners who have blown up this season’s youth storm are still promising.
Arsenal lost to Newcastle United in the penultimate round and will cede the four initiative. Before the final round, Arsenal was 2 points behind the fourth-placed Tottenham, and the goal difference was also significantly behind their opponents. If the Gunners wanted to reverse the lead, they not only had to take all three points in the final round, but also hoped that Tottenham would lose. ball. For Arsenal, the chances of winning the fourth place are very slim, but after all, the final round is at home, and in any case, they must win a victory in front of the home fans.
Since Everton has already been relegated in advance, the desire to win is not great. Arsenal were suppressing Everton throughout the game. Martinelli made a good pass in the first half and kicked off the Gunners’ goal. In the second half, Cedric, Gabriel and Odegaard scored successively, and Arsenal finally scored a goal. A hearty victory. As Tottenham also won, Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League this season and qualified for the Europa League next season. Compared with last season, Arsenal’s ranking and points have improved significantly this season. Although there are regrets, there are also gains.
This season, Arsenal has a youthful storm. Young players such as Saka, Smith-Rowe and Martinelli shine brightly. They are the most competitive team in the Premier League this season. Arsenal are in control of the fourth place most of the time. However, in the key stage of the competition, the Gunners continued to lose the chain. For example, the previous consecutive losses to Crystal Palace, Brighton and Southampton were a fatal blow to Arsenal. They lost to Newcastle United in the penultimate round. Later, the Gunners even surrendered the initiative to fight for the fourth, which also reflected the team’s inexperience and failed to withstand the pressure at critical moments. But it is undeniable that this young Gunner still has a bright future. As long as the integrity of the squad is preserved and reinforcements are made in key positions, Arsenal will still be a very competitive team next season.
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