Arsenal’s 2021-2022 season has now come to a close after Arsenal’s 5-1 win against Everton at the Emirates. This was certainly a good win for Arsenal and the club did improve its league position from 8th to 5th. However, despite this, this season was ultimately a disappointment as an Arsenal fan. Let’s get into the Arsenal season recap for the 2021-2022 season.
Arsenal Season Recap: Strong Home Form
Starting off with the positives, one of them was Arsenal’s home form. Arsenal picked up 41 points from 19 home matches this season and overall played quite well at home. This included a 3-1 win over Manchester United, a 2-0 win over Leicester City, and a 2-0 win against West Ham United. While I wouldn’t say that the Emirates is quite a fortress yet, it is certainly encouraging to see overall strong home form from Arsenal this season.
Arsenal Season Recap: Disappointing Away Form
However, Arsenal’s away form wasn’t the best. Arsenal picked up only 28 points from 19 away matches this season. Some of these results, like losses to Manchester City and Liverpool, are understandable given the difference in quality between those teams and Arsenal at the moment. Others, like losses to Southampton, Crystal Palace, and Everton are far less excusable. Moving forward, these are matches Arsenal has to win in order to finish in the top 4.
Takehiro Tomiyasu Was Arsenal’s Signing of the Season
Another positive was the signing of Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna. Tomiyasu cost Arsenal only about 15 million pounds and was one of Arsenal’s best players this season. Unfortunately, he did struggle with injuries. However, when he was off the treatment table, he was a major game-changer for Arsenal.
Arsenal’s Young Players Played Well
The good form of Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith-Rowe, and Gabriel Martinelli was also encouraging. Saka had 18 goal contributions in the Premier League this season. Smith-Rowe had 12 goal contributions and Martinelli also had 12. The three of them should continue to improve and develop as the years go on.
Arsenal’s Season Saw Improvement Yet Disappointment
Overall, the 2021-22 Premier League season was one of improvement but disappointment for Arsenal. Arsenal had a real chance to finish in the Champions League places, but they failed to do so. You could even bet on Arsenal finishing in the top 4 next season if you’re feeling confident. We will have to hope that Arsenal does good business in the summer and manages to get a top 4 finish next season.