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It starts again this Sat.

Hull - Leicester
Burnley - Swansea
C Palace - West Brom
Everton - Spurs
Middlesboro - Stoke
Southampton - Watford
Man City - Sunderland
Bournemouth - Man Utd (Sun)
Arsenal – Liverpool (Sun)
Chelsea - West Ham (Mon)

After the miracle of Leicester last year, there are no sure-things; however, I would be shocked if they can repeat. They have lost the “surprise” element, Kante left and also have Europe to deal with. Big name / new managers at several clubs: Man C., Man U, Everton, Chelsea. The Manchester clubs and Chelsea have strengthened their squads significantly. Spurs and WHam will be looking to build on last years solid campaigns…

What used to be a Big 4 is now more like a Big 8. TV money has leveled the field significantly and on any given Saturday, one of the big boys can be taken down. The league is more competitive than ever and it could go down to the wire with the winner having lost 6-8 games.

Arsenal addressed the need to have a ball-winning CM in Xhaka but have not yet signed a CD or striker. With Mert and now Gabriel apparently crocked (and I am not a big fan of either) it means Chambers and Holding need to step up. Koscielny, Ozil and Giroud will not be available for Sunday, still resting from the Euro’s… Ox, Cazorla, Elneny, Xhaka, Campbell, Akpom and Iowbi all looked good pre-season. Theo saved his best for Man C yesterday, otherwise has looked very poor. Be interesting to see who Wenger picks to start on Sun... A veritable plethora of midfielders but very thin at CD and no goal-poacher-fox-in-the-box...
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Final Table:
Chelsea 93
Spurs 86
Man C 78
L'pool 76
Arse 75
Man U 69
Everton 61

Relegated: Hull, Middlesbrough, Sunderland
Promoted: Brighton, Newcastle, and either Huddersfield or Reading.

Bizarre season for Arsenal. Looked good for 6 months then got annihilated by Bayern (2x) and bad losses to Watford, Palace. Found form too late. Wenger is in limbo. I would like him to move into a GM type position. Bould can leave. Future of Ozil, Sanchez in doubt. Fans want Kroenke out.

Only bright spot is the FA Cup final vs Chelsea next week but with Koscielny suspended and Gabriel injured, we could be short at the back.


I would let Wenger continue to coach but bring in a director of Football like Marc Overmars.

I'd also cash in and sell Alexis to Bayern and sell Ozil as well. It's time to remake the squad. They are not going to get up for Thursday Europa matches

I'd also get rid of Ramsey because he's utterly useless but I digress. I just think with Wenger there isn't a slam dunk gaffer to come in right now so make the changes and maybe next season someone is more ready
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Arsenal surprised Chelsea 2-1 in the Cup final and prevented the blues from getting the double. Arsenal should have won by more, Cahill cleared a couple of the line and the woodwork rescued Chelsea at least twice.

Despite missing Kos, Gabriel, Mustafi and Gibbs (and Cech on the bench) the Arsenal defense was very good. Cech, Monreal and Holding played a blinder and Holding-Chambers is surely the CD pairing for the future? Xhaka and Ramsey were excellent, Sanchez and Welbeck ran their socks off and even Ozil put in a good shift.

The board meeting is on Tues. Expect Wenger to get two more years. Even in a a "down year", winning silverware yesterday was enjoyable. A lot of player contracts to be dealt with...
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Arsenal surprised Chelsea 2-1 in the Cup final and prevented the blues from getting the double. Arsenal should have won by more, Cahill cleared a couple of the line and the woodwork rescued Chelsea at least twice.

Despite missing Kos, Gabriel, Mustafi and Gibbs (and Cech on the bench) the Arsenal defense was very good. Cech, Monreal and Holding played a blinder and Holding-Chambers is surely the CD pairing for the future? Xhaka and Ramsey were excellent, Sanchez and Welbeck ran their socks off and even Ozil put in a good shift.

The board meeting is on Tues. Expect Wenger to get two more years. Even in a a "down year", winning silverware yesterday was enjoyable. A lot of player contracts to be dealt with...


Yeah, one of those contracts will be Alexi to Bayern. ;) :)
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