After a troublesome begin to the season, Arsenal now discover themselves simply six factors behind league leaders Chelsea, with the Gunners on a run of 9 video games unbeaten in all competitions. Summer signings Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White and Aaron Ramsdale have settled into the squad properly and put in sensible performances in current weeks. Emile Smith Rowe has been a revelation within the Gunners’ ahead line, scoring 4 objectives and registering two assists in 11 video games, together with an important objective in Arsenal’s 1-0 win in opposition to Watford earlier than the worldwide break. So, what might occur in the remainder of the 2021/22 Premier League season for Arsenal? Will the Gunners finish within the prime 4, or will they fall exterior of a European qualification spot as soon as once more?
To simulate the season, we used the Football Manager 2022 editor to replace the groups, managers and enjoying squads of all Premier League groups. We then simulated from the November worldwide break in-game till the top of the 2021/22 season. Let’s see what happened! We simulated Arsenal’s remaining 2021/22 Premier League season Alexandre Lacazette completed the 2021/22 season because the membership’s prime scorer with 15 objectives, beating Aubameyang (14) by a single objective throughout all competitions.
Arsenal’s greatest performers within the 2021/22 season.
Bukayo Saka registered probably the most assists for the Gunners with 14 assists, contributing an additional 9 objectives in simply 33 appearances all through the season and averaging the best match ranking at 7.55. A shock performer beneath Arteta was new signing Martin Odegaard, who contributed 13 objectives and 12 assists in his 45 appearances in what was a stellar first full season on the Emirates. At the top of the 2021/22 season, Football Manager 2022 put collectively an total greatest Arsenal XI, based mostly on performances, statistics and different metrics. This is how the perfect Arsenal XI regarded in 2021/22 in accordance to FM22.
Arsenal’s greatest XI within the 2021/22 season.
Full Arsenal greatest XI: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Odegaard, Partey; Saka, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang; Lacazette. Arteta opted to use Odegaard as a deep-lying playmaker in his 4-2-3-1 system on the Emirates, with Aubameyang enjoying extensive on the left alongside Smith Rowe and Saka in a supporting function for Lacazette. So, the place did Arsenal finish within the Premier League in our simulated 2021/22 season?
Arsenal completed fifth within the Premier League.
Arsenal completed fifth within the Premier League, qualifying for the Europa League and ending above north London rivals Spurs for the primary time for the reason that 2015/16 season. The Gunners completed the 2021/22 season with extra factors (68) and extra objectives scored in contrast to final season, scoring 67 and conceding 47 objectives of their 38 league video games. Whilst their attacking report was higher, the Gunners did concede 9 objectives extra in contrast to final season regardless of the addition of Ramsdale, White and Tomiyasu in defence. Arsenal had been knocked out of the FA Cup after a disappointing 2-0 defeat to a struggling Watford aspect, as objectives from Ismaila Sarr and Juan Hernandez dumped the Gunners out of the competitors they’ve gained 4 occasions within the final decade.
Arsenal had been knocked out of the FA Cup fifth spherical to Watford.
Overall, it was a profitable season for Arteta and Arsenal because the membership certified for the Europa League and completed fifth within the Premier League, three factors above north London rivals Spurs. The new signings made by Arteta proved to be very efficient for him all through the 2021/22 season, because the membership’s efficiency confirmed that progress was being made in direction of difficult for a top-four spot within the league. Would you be pleased with this consequence on the finish of the 2021/22 Premier League marketing campaign? Let us know within the feedback under!