Arsenal’s summer transfer priorities brutally exposed in Manchester City mauling
Arsenal’s title bid may be over, but it must be remembered that the journey to take the club back towards the top of European football has only really just begun.
Mikel Arteta said last month that the club was only at ‘phase three' of his five-point plan to turn things round in north London, and Manchester City proved to the world on Wednesday night that he was right.
What Arsenal have done this season has been remarkable. No-one even mentioned them in the possible debate around the title when all the runners and riders were being discussed last summer.
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But had it not been for the Gunners, there wouldn’t have even been a title race this season. City would be sitting with their slippers on right now, focusing on nothing but the Champions League.