Arsenal Mikel Arteta is set for a rollercoaster 2022/23 Premier League season after a convincing five wins from five Premier League matches. The Gunners are on top of their game, with Mikel Arteta, the towering figure behind the success. Can the Gunners recreate the invincibles with 33 matches to go?
The All or Nothing Documentary brought to the fore the dark room and behind-the-scene struggles of Mikel Arteta as he scrambles to stitch a team that has far fallen down the pecking order. Three straight losses in the 2021/22 Premier League season were enough to dampen Arteta’s morale and his managerial stint with a top Premier League club.
The Gunners were smashed 2-0 by Brentford in the Premier League opener. A 2-0 defeat was also recorded at Stamford Bridge, and the heaviest loss was against Manchester City; Arteta was smashed mercilessly by his former boss, who he worked under as an assistant manager. It was five unreplied goals; a defeat Arteta confirmed in front of Amazon cameras, was a big blow to his drive to restore the team last season.
The Gunners conceded nine goals in 3 openings Premier League matches that season before picking up themselves.
A Fiery Arsenal With A Rollercoaster Season
The 2022/23 Premier League season is a rollercoaster for the Gunners. It is a different ball game entirely. The Gunners are smashing every bit of the game and are shutting off critics. Arteta have maintained a convincing 100 percent record in all five matches.
The last time the Gunners went five matches unbeaten was in the 2004/05 football season under one of their longest-serving and legendary manager, Arsene Wenger. They smashed past Everton, Middlesbrough, Blackburn Rovers, Norwich, and Fulham, scoring over two goals in each match until they settled for a 2-2 draw with Bolton Wanderers. Although Wenger finished in the second spot behind title winners Chelsea, it was a pretty convincing and invincible start for the Gunners.
The 2022/23 Premier League is a herald of a new and recreated Arsenal. It is reminiscent of the 2004/05 era when the club dared opponents to recreate the invincibles. After a disappointing campaign last season, Mikel Arteta is determined to set the record straight.
The club’s triumphant start to the season began with the preseason buildup clash. Pundits held their reservations, but Arteta flew high. They scored five passed Nurnberg, in an eight-goal-thriller. The Merseyside club, Everton, were humbled 2-0; Orlando City was defeated 3-1; what pundit thought would be a cracker turned into a one-sided game against Chelsea in the Florida Cup final. The Blues were smashed 4-0. Six times and record Europa League winners Sevilla were casualties in the Emirates cup final. It was a shocking 6-0 wiping by the Gunners. Mikel Arteta emerged from the preseason unscathed.
Taking Preseason Form To The 2022/23 Premier League
Although preseason outings rarely reflect Premier League outings, Arsenal have changed the narrative. They have won their five matches convincingly. The Gunners opened their 2022/2023 Premier League campaign with a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park; they defeated Leicester 4-2 at Emirates; they put three goals pass Bournemouth; both Fulham and Aston Villa were humbled with 2-1 victories.
The debate is not about a top-four finish; it is now centered on whether Arteta can wage a battle with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool for the 2022/23 Premier League title.
Arteta has dramatically improved the squad with hit signings banging in goals weekly. With 33 matches to go, Arteta has established the team as invincibles, but it is still tentative as the remaining 33 matches will pass a clear verdict on the squad’s invincible status.