Arsenal vs Barcelona: how good are we?

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Arsenal's season if it were a fountain

Happy good morning to ya’ll! Today we have a special guest, Simone has been contributing to various Arsenal blogs around the web. This is her first installment for Le Grove. Enjoy!

Despite the loss to Swansea I feel good about the team going forward. I think that this squad, along with all the supporting staff, (medical/fitness especially) are ready to compete in the league. So it’s with this sense of optimism which has grown from recent results that I can say that next year I think we can challenge for the domestic title.

I don’t think I’m alone in thinking this. I dare say that even without any ‘top class’ additions to the squad this summer we have enough to challenge Chelsea now that Shad Forsyth has bedded in and his methods are bearing fruit. If you’re sensing the word but looming you’re wrong, I’ll use however.

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Will Wenger shoot for the stars, or trust in growth?

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I had a pretty bad feeling before the Swansea game. We’d won a lot of games this year. United vs Arsenal wasn’t quite tantalising enough for Sky Sports, there wasn’t enough drama there. Monday night games are always the pits.

… and Swansea under Monk are very pragmatic and I guess he’s trying to prove a point, because his record is more impressive than he is ‘trendy’… and being trendy seems to be quite important on the UK management scene. Look at Allardyce being binned off after doing a very good job. West Ham really are jokers.

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