As another Liverpool fan I'd agree that saying they should get top four is too high. The expectation will be there but we need to see how silly season goes before we can really talk of where we should be. Carroll should have been playing a lot more this season. He looked significantly sharper from January onwards and was really up for the final few games of the season. I think we need another natural winger, especially if Kuyt returns to Feyenoord although talk is today that it won't be happening, and another striker, someone who doesn't fluff 9 of 10 chances that fall their way.
You're an Arsenal fan aren't you ER? The season ended so much better than it started for you I guess. You can thank Van Persie for that. What would you like to see them do this transfer season?
Agreed on all that. While I love Suarez's game, he's a lot better being a facilitator or second striker than the main goal-scorer. Is Kuyt leaving because he wants more first team action?
I'm a fan of the Gunners indeed. They did well to come in third. Pundits were legitimately talking about them not even qualifying for the Europa league early in the season. Not to diminish what Van Persie did in any way shape or form, but Arsenal were so much more than a one-man team the media liked to imply. RVP was easily the most consistent player, but Szczesny, Song and Sagna (when healthy) played quality football most of the year, and Rosicky, Arteta and Koscielny all enjoyed spells of great form.
As far as transfers go, they're off to a good start with Podolski. I think Wenger is posturing by distancing himself from M'Vila. But even if they don't sign him, there are tons of quality holding midfielders. It's wishful thinking, but I'd love to see Wenger make a move for Luiz Gustavo. And even though I'm hoping Arsene bolsters the midfield and back four, there are a few young talents (Wilshere, Ramsey, Frimpong and Gibbs) I'd like to see develop as well.
Really, retaining RVP is what the off-season will boil down to.
Rvp was probably the third best player in the league last year behind kompany and yaya.... Coming from a utd man that hurts.
Did yous see tevez holding a RIP fergie sign the sob
As well as Kompany and Yaya performed all season, RVP was the better player in my book. Top scorer and
tied for eighth with 9 assists.
Pretty classless from Tevez.
Edited by Ed_Reed20, 14 May 2012 - 05:16 PM.