Mikel Arteta is in his first full season as Arsenal boss and Gunners supporters have outlined where the club must finish.
Arteta took over from Unai Emery in December following a poor start to last season, but under the tutelage of the club’s former midfielder, he led them to an eighth-place finish and an FA Cup triumph.
Arsenal finished 10 points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea, despite a promising conclusion to their season.
According to two-thirds (66%) of Arsenal supporters, who were asked about the new season by Reach PLC, the Gunners will finish in the Champions League places in the 2020/21 campaign.
The north London-based club have addressed some areas of concern – bringing in highly-rated centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes – as well as Cedric Soares, Willian and Dani Ceballos, before the midfield issue was finally addressed on deadline day with Thomas Partey arriving in a £45million deal.
More than half of the Arsenal fans asked – 54% to be precise – were happy with the transfer business done by the club’s board before the deadline day move for Partey and that will no doubt have risen now.
The future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been a major topic this summer as well, with last season’s top scorer agreeing a new deal at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gabonese striker finished last season with 22 goals in the Premier League, one short of the Golden Boot winner Jamie Vardy.
A similar return is expected by Gunners supporters – with 92% of the fans asked reckoning Aubameyang will finish the season as top scorer, with 71% also predicting a player of the season award for the 31-year-old.
The Arsenal captain started his season very well, with a fantastic strike to put the Gunners ahead early on in their Community Shield victory against Liverpool last month