It has been a season full of ups and downs for the Gunners. After winning 21 of their 38 matches this season, they find themselves finishing fifth in the table.
The men from Arsenal have played some high-quality football at times this season. There were wins against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Valencia and Napoli, and the evening of January 19th saw Arsenal supporters punching the air in delight, as the Gunners took their upcoming Europa League final opponents Chelsea by storm.
That day, Lacazette and Koscielny managed to find the net in the 14th and the 39th minute respectively to guide their side to victory over their arch-rivals. The lads from the Emirates Stadium played with renewed vigour and a sense of purpose.
In his final season, Petr Cech led his troops with zeal and courage, first in the Premier League and then in the Europa League. The veteran from the Czech Republic made a few breathtaking saves through the campaign and was instrumental in guiding his side to safety on quite a few occasions.
In the UEFA Europa League quarter-final clash against Napoli, in particular, his composure and ability to soak up entire pressure was the difference between the two sides.
On the other hand, some feel Arsenal could have done better. There are those who believe that it was a season full of promise that ended up punctuated by some sinister defeats.
One such defeat came at the hands of arch-rivals Liverpool in December last year. A sudden assault launched by Roberto Firmino saw the Gunners running for cover. Anfield played witness to one of the most one-sided games between the two sides in recent times.
All in all, it was a season full of ups and downs for the gunners. Let us take a look at some key moments:
- Petr Cech says goodbye: The Czech goalkeeper drew the curtains on his celebrated career.
- Life without Wenger: It was the club’s first season under Unai Emery. Emery’s appointment marked an end of Arsene Wenger’s reign.
- The Europa League final: Arsenal will meet Chelsea in an all-English Europa League final. It is the club’s second appearance in the Europa League/UEFA Cup final. May 29th will hopefully witness one of the great games in the history of English football.
The road ahead
The Gunners are supposed to travel to the United States of America in July as part of their pre-season schedule. They’ll take on the German heavyweights Bayern Munich on July 17. A match against the Bayern will be followed by a clash against Italian giants Roma three days later. The pre-season tour will end on July 23 after a match against Real Madrid.
- Arsenal v Bayern Munich @ Dignity Health Sports Park (Los Angeles)- July 17
- Arsenal vs Roma @ the Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte)-July 20
- Arsenal v Real Madrid @ FedEx Field (Washington DC)- July 23
Not to mention, the pre-season tour will be followed by the 2019-2020 Premier League season. Make it a point to book your tickets well in advance. Now, you can enjoy the finest of luxuries while cheering for the Gunners this summer. We have some tailor-made Arsenal hospitality packages for you.
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