3 ways Arsenal can get their season back on track

  • Arsenal are winless in their last three games
  • Aston Villa loss took the Premier League title out of their hands
  • Champions League exit means the Gunners have one trophy to play for
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Presuming a second Dubai trip is off the table…

Déjà vu is sweeping through north London as it seems Arsenal are on the brink of (yet another) April collapse and will likely, once again, end their campaign without silverware.

A 1-0 defeat in Munich condemned the Gunners to back-to-back losses for the first time since the turn of the year and leaves them with all eggs in the Premier League basket, although their Aston Villa stumble means that might also be out of reach.

It is a worrying prospect that does not befit our efforts this term, and Mikel Arteta simply must find a way to get us back on track before it is too late- starting with the visit to Molineux.

Falling off (AGAIN!) would be a bitter pill to swallow, so here are three things Arsenal can do to arrest their current slump.  

1. Show greater faith in the squad


Otherwise, what is the point in having one?

Despite his strong focus on adding depth to the squad, Arteta has barely used it and instead relies on the same, tiring core every week.

Among that group is the centre-back duo William Saliba (3,962) and Gabriel Magalhaes (3,822), who have played nearly 4,000 minutes each in 2023/24, while Declan Rice, Ben White and Martin Odegaard have all notched over 3,500 minutes and shown signs of fatigue in recent games.

Their usage contrasts with other squad members, as rotation options like Fabio Vieira, Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe, Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson (all bought or signed new contracts under Arteta) have registered 3,593 minutes COMBINED this year - even if injuries are a mitigating factor.

The temptation to go full strength is understandable, and perhaps the boss would draw more ire if he was seen to ‘underestimate’ the opposition. However, some first-team players appear to be struggling now and, if they burn out, then their continued use will benefit no one.

Let’s freshen things up (within reason) and trust our bench to do the business.    

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