Gunners that must have a big season

By on August 7, 2018

With the start of the 2018/19 season quickly approaching, Unai Emery is preparing to make his bow in the Premier League. But who are the players that must have big seasons in order for the Gunners to be challenging on all fronts?

Mesut Ozil

Last season there were far too many players criticised for simply not turning up when it really matters. Mesut Ozil is the one that quickly springs to mind after his below-par performances against fellow big guns followed by a poor outing for Germany in the 2018 World Cup.

After long and drawn out contract negations with Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov, Ozil finally put pen to paper on a new long-term deal. Fans were jubilant after learning the German would be staying put but following a string of lazy performances, fans were quickly to turn. This season, Ozil has to prove his value on the pitch and must start the season quickly. Otherwise, it could be another poor showing by Arsenal’s new number 10.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The club record £56 million transfer from Borussia Dortmund was undoubtedly one of the transfers of the January window. His record since arriving is nothing short of world-class. Ten goals in thirteen appearances for the Gunners while also providing four assists has shown that Aubameyang will be vital this season.

With a record of a goal every 106 minutes, he could easily finish the season as top scorer and there is every chance should this happen that the Gunners will end up with silverware to show for it. Betway currently has various markets for the new season, all offering the best odds for all things sports betting and football betting, all available online. Aubameyang is currently priced at a great 7/1 to end the season as top scorer.

Alexandre Lacazette

Last season’s top scorer will be looking to improve on his final tally of seventeen goals in all competitions. Lacazette will be disappointed that he wasn’t able to reach the 20 goals tally for the first time in six seasons.

Arsenal fans will be looking to see Lacazette link up with fellow striker Aubameyang, something that could set the league alight considering the talent that both strikers possess. Emery looks to be set on a 4-3-3 formation, with the latter of the strikers pushed out to the left wing. This has worked to great effect so far with both strikers on target in their previous two outings.

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Betway’s football betting section allows you to easily access online betting, you will find Lacazette at a price of 25/1 to finish the season as top scorer Something that isn’t completely unforeseeable, should Arsenal compete for the major honour, Lacazette will be a main part in the team and a strong vocal point at the top of the pitch.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

In a troubled season with both Manchester United and Arsenal, Mkhitaryan was only able to show moments of brilliance in a difficult campaign. This season could be the season when we finally see the best from the talented Armenian. He could become a pivotal role in how Emery wants to play, with the Armenian used either on the right of the attacking three, enabling an exciting link up of himself, Lacazette and old Dortmund team mate, Aubameyang or, perhaps he could be used in a deeper role in the middle three enabling him more freedom and space to find the passes that is the best asset that he possesses.

Playing him in a deeper role could see him playing a role not too different to that of Kevin De Bruyne’s role at Manchester City, should he hit the ground running; it could be an exciting season for Gunners fans. A key part of his game is his knack at being at the right place at the right time. Betway are offering an almighty price of 100/1 for the Armenian playmaker to finish the season as top scorer.

One thing is for sure, Arsenal have a new found swagger and hope following the appointment of Unai Emery. Maybe, the title might not be out of reach with the Gunners currently sixth favourites with the online bookmaker Betway in the Premier League winners market, a reasonable price of 21/1 could return a handsome figure.