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What’s Next for Arsenal After Another Premier League Heartbreak?

With a positive outlook, Arsenal will learn from the experience, and Mikel Arteta’s young players will come back stronger as they attempt to challenge for the Premier League title in the 2024/25 season.

What Happened with Arsenal on the Final Matchday of Premier League 2023/24?

The English Premier League season has just ended and Arsenal have been relishing their first title win since 2004.

The Gunners started the season strongly but lost by two points on the last day. This helped Manchester City win the championship for the fourth straight time.

This recent heartbreak raises many questions about Arsenal’s future. Will the Gunners get better next season or will their problems come back and leave them struggling in the tough English football league?

Near Misses and Missed Opportunities for Arsenal in Premier League this season

Aston Villa 2-0 Arsenal
Aston Villa 2-0 Arsenal (Getty Images)

Arsenal’s lack of depth in the team has been made clear this season. Arsenal was on the verge of league perfection, but their momentum was halted by significant injuries that occurred during the season.

The points the Gunners gave up early in the season proved to be too much to overcome. The scoreboard might have gone in their favour if they had been able to turn around the goalless draw at the Etihad or, as Arteta stated, the 2-0 loss to Aston Villa, which was their most significant setback.

Arsenal also squandered the chance to defeat Fulham earlier in the season with ten men. These factors gave Pep Guardiola’s team the advantage they needed to win the championship by two points.

Where does Arsenal need to Strengthen for Success?

The underlying statistics demonstrated the value of Arsenal as they led the pack in anticipated goal differential. For the second time in the last seven Premier League seasons – the team with the highest predicted goal differential at the end of the season did not win the title.

Although Arsenal did not win the trophy but there are many grounds to think that they can still achieve the best outcomes with a few minor adjustments.

Adding a world-class central midfielder to their roster and a striker with the ability to score all kinds of goals would be a major step in the right direction.

The depth of the squad is another issue that needs to be addressed in order to prevent the club from being short-staffed in the event of a major player injury. It matters because every goal, point, and match counts in the Premier League.

Mikel Arteta’s Vision for Arsenal

Following the 2022–2023 season setback, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has instilled confidence in the club.

He instilled a winning mentality and a great sense of camaraderie in the team and he also added a young core of Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, and Smith Rowe who gave the team a bright future.

This season in Premier League Arteta’s squad had the third-youngest starting lineup. Saka, Ben White, William Saliba, Declan Rice, Gabriel Magalhaes, Odegaard, and Kai Havertz are among the young players that are ablaze.

They all have ages under 26 but the City team is significantly older so a refresh is needed and some experienced players need to be brought in.

Arsenal came close to winning the title so it’s unlikely to undergo a dramatic overhaul as they have won the last 16 wins out of 18 games which shows their. best young squad.

Arteta in his press conference after the final day over Everton urged his side:

“There is only one way to do it: you have to be more determined, you have to be more ambitious, you have to have a lot of courage and push every limit in everything that we have. That’s the next step.”

“If we do what we have to do, we’re going to be closer and at the end we’ll win it. When/ I don’t know, but if we keep knocking and being that close, in the end it will happen.”

Arteta’s team registered their second-highest points total in club history. The squad’s expected goal difference has improved, indicating better quality of play.

Arsenal must use this season’s heartbreak as motivation. The upcoming season will be a defining one as it will test their talented young, and passionate manager.

Can they overcome their past disappointments and finally clinch the title? Only time will tell, but the future looks promising for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta.

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