Arsenal fan previews 2018/19 season: strongest XI, top-4 prediction
Bernard Azulay shares his opinion
"Gooner excitement levels are at fever pitch. Optimism abounds, since at the very least we know we’re in for a fascinating ride. Even if a title challenge proves beyond us, so long as we’re capable of competing with the best and Unai can achieve a more consistent, hungrier-looking Arsenal that can restore the natural order of things – a top-four finish above our noisy neighbours – our new leader will have more than sated the Gooner faithful."
Key men/weak links
"Can Torreira consistently reproduce the same garra charrua tenacity witnessed in Russia and, crucially, will Leno establish himself as our No 1? Losing Ramsey, after both Wilshere and Cazorla have made their exits, could leave us somewhat bereft of midfield creativity. Bellerín requires a galvanising kick up the backside."
"As a more traditional No 10, I pray our mercurial playmaker Özil can let his feet do all the talking."
First-choice XI (4-1-2-1-2)
"Leno; Bellerín, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal; Torreira; Ramsey, Mkhitaryan; Özil; Lacazette, Aubameyang."
"We will finish: 3rd. Top four: 1. Liverpool 2. Man City 3. Arsenal 4. Man Utd. Bottom three: 18. Fulham 19. Huddersfield 20. Cardiff Promoted: Stoke, Middlesbrough, West Brom. First manager sacked: Claude Puel (Leicester)."
Do you think we'll secure a Champions League spot?