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Arsenal: Wojciech Szczesny makes prognosis after Champions League blow | Soccer

Wojciech Szczesny left Arsenal for Juventus in 2017 (Image: Getty)

Wojciech Szczesny says so Arsenal have made good progress beneath Mikel Arteta with the membership nonetheless just a few years away from qualifying for the Champions League.

The Juventus goalkeeper left the Emirates in 2017 however nonetheless stays a Gunners fan and has admitted he was disillusioned his former facet narrowly missed a spot within the prime 4.

After a disastrous begin to the season that noticed Arsenal lose their first three league video games with out scoring, Arteta’s facet recovered and for a very long time it appeared just like the north London facet had been destined to complete fourth and safe their first Champions League title qualify time in six years.


Regardless of lacking out on the highest 4, this was nonetheless a optimistic season for Arsenal (Image: Getty)

Nonetheless, a late-season collapse allowed arch-rivals Tottenham to place them again on the put up, whereas Arsenal needed to accept fifth place and a spot in subsequent season’s Europa League.

Nonetheless, many have heralded final season as optimistic for the membership after years of decline and Szczesny agrees, saying: “As a fan it was actually disappointing.

“They did nicely and no person would have stated earlier than the season began that they’d an opportunity.

“They had been nonetheless there with two video games left of the season. It’s disappointing however they’ve carried out a very good job this 12 months.”

Arteta restructured the Gunners’ roster following the turbulent finish of the Arsene Wenger period and the ill-fated reign of Unai Emery, with signings like Aaron Ramsdale and Ben White and the event of academy graduates like Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe bolstering their success.

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Many consider it’s a fantastic template to construct on and a return to Europe’s premier competitors subsequent 12 months is an actual risk, however Szczesny added Arsenal followers might have to attend a bit of longer earlier than that occurs.

“I can see Mikel’s imaginative and prescient of soccer, he has a younger staff so they are going to be wonderful,” added the Poland worldwide.

“A number of extra years and they are going to be again within the Champions League.”

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