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Wenger's Successor - Can he bring the title?

Youngster managing Arsenal with the hope that he can bring some silverware in for the impatient fans.
Started on 3 May 2011 by heyya46
Latest Reply on 8 May 2011 by heyya46
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heyya46's avatar Group heyya46
10 yearsEdited
Since I'm starting this midway on my fourth season, I'll just explain what happened in the first season, and will continue till my current one.

So, first season, I sold Almunia to Fenerbahce, sent Denilson and Fabianksi out on loan, and signed Vincent Enyeama on a nine month loan as my first choice GK from H. Tel Aviv. Since he played in the UCL, he was cup tied for those games, so Szczesny took over in that competition. The other signings I made were youthful prospect in central defender, Shane Duffy from Everton for 2.2 million and Alex Chamberlain from Southampton.

Arsenal never really got going in the Premier League with their highest position being 2nd and finishing the season a disappointing 5th. They also went out early in the League cup on penalties. However, in the UCL and FA Cup, Arsenal were riding sky high. In the UCL Round of 16, Arsenal lost 3-1 away to Inter, and while going 1-0 down in the return leg, they ended up, winning 4-1 going through 5-4 on aggregate. Then beating teams like Real Madrid and Manchester United en route to the final, they ended up playing surprise finalists, Olympique Marseille. During the season, Enyeama got injured, so Szczesny took over in the EPL and started performing consistently, making Enyeama 2nd choice even when he was injury free. After Enyeama finishing his loan and leaving Arsenal, Szczesny was the dominant first choice, until he was injured just before the end of the season. This led to young Emiliano Martinez, being in goal. Arsenal reached the FA Cup final, and Martinez had an amazing performance, after Arsenal won their first piece of silverware after 6 years, beating Man City emphatically 5-0!

Szczesny wasn't completely match fit, but was preferred to Martinez for Arsenal's 2nd only Champions League final appearance. The night ended in disappointment as Arsenal never got going in a somewhat disappointing match which ended 2-0 to Marseille. This meant that Arsenal would be playing in the Europa League next season. However, I did get silverware which pleased the fans, culminating in him signing a new 5 year deal!



My stats till now.
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj306/heyya46/Football%20Manager/AbhinavKiniProfile_Attributes.png
Looking good, one thing though. How the hell did you get your loyalty attribute to go up?! It seems impossible for me to do so . . .
Lol, I dunno, I guess whenever they have concerns, I just solve them, if they feel their squad status has disappeared, I play them for a bit?
LOl your media handling looks horible. :D 2%
How did you get your hands on aproach so high?
heyya46's avatar Group heyya46
10 yearsEdited
2nd Season:

Transfers IN:
Akinfeev (GK)
N'Zonzi (DM)
Thiago Alcantara(AM)

Transfers OUT:
Eboue to Valencia
Bendtner to Everton
Diaby to Aston Villa
Rosicky to Wolfsburg

Loaned IN:
Marc Muniesa

Loaned OUT:
Fabianksi
Denilson

Released:
Squillaci

Had a better season, gave a huge title challenge being first till February before a collapse, coming in 3rd behind Chelsea who retained their title, winning it 3 times in a row. Got knocked out by United in the 5th round of the FA Cup and lost to Hamburg in the Europe League Quarterfinals 3-2 on aggregate.

However, Arsenal reached the League Cup Final only to lose to Wolves 2-0 after an early red card for Kieran Gibbs filling in for the injured Clichy for violent conduct.

Arsenal can now look forward to the Champions League again.
3rd Season:

Transfers IN:
Cicinho (RB)
Carl Jenkinson (CB/RB)
Jesus Navas (AM)
Danny Simpson (RB)

Transfers OUT:
Armand Traore to Everton
Fabianski to Real Madrid

Released:
Denilson
Gilles Sunu

Promoted From Reserves:
Ignasi Miquel

Ended up coming 2nd in the League for the first time since 2005. Lost the semifinals of the League Cup to Manchester City 3-3 on aggregate(away goals.) Won the FA Cup beating Birmingham City 1-0. Lost to Chelsea in the Champions League quarterfinals. After losing 1-0 to Chelsea at the Emirates, Arsenal took Chelsea to extra time at Stamford Bridge with a 1-0 scoreline before going out 2-1 on aggregate.
heyya46's avatar Group heyya46
10 yearsEdited
4th Season:

Transfers IN:
Shinji Kagawa (AM)

Transfers OUT:
Vito Mannone to Napoli
Koscielny to Juventus

Loaned OUT:
Alex Song to Porto

Released:
Henri Lansbury
Cicinho

Promoted from Reserves:
Kyle Bartley
Havard Nordtveit

Knocked out in the 3rd round of the League Cup. Came 4th in the league after being level on points with Manchester City but conceded more goals. Koscielny had a brilliant season before joining Juventus in the January transfer window. Reached the semifinals of the Champions League to play against Porto, won 1-0 away, but lost 2-1 at home. Song didn't play as it was against Arsenal. Reached the final of the FA Cup only to get a 5-1 mauling by Manchester City. Disappointing trophyless season.
heyya46's avatar Group heyya46
10 yearsEdited
5th Season *Current*

Transfers IN:
Curtis Nelson (CB/DM)
Per Mertesacker (CB)
Greg Marshall (LM)

Transfers OUT:
Danny Simpson to Wolves
Carlos Vela to Sporting CP
Francis Coquelin to Portsmouth

Released:
Andrey Arshavin
Conor Henderson

Semifinal of the League Cup:
1st Leg - Beat Chelsea 2-1 away.
2nd Leg - Drew 1-1 home.
[Progress 3-2]

Faced surprise package, Sheffield United in the final.
Match Report:
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj306/heyya46/Football%20Manager/SheffUtdvArsenalInformation_Overview.png

FA Cup: Lost to United in the 5th round, 3-1 at home.

Champions League: Facing Porto in a rematch but in the round of 16
First leg: 1-1 away draw
Second leg: Coming SOON!

What do you guys think though?

5 and a half seasons; 3 cups
# Tom_BcFC : Looking good, one thing though. How the hell did you get your loyalty attribute to go up?! It seems impossible for me to do so . . .

Simply by not releasing/selling players and staff
Disappointment:

Arsenal go out in penalties in the 2nd leg after a 1-1 draw to Porto(2-2 aggregate)

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj306/heyya46/Football%20Manager/ArsenalvPortoInformation_Overview.png

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj306/heyya46/Football%20Manager/ArsenalvPortoInformation_Overview-2.png

Not looking good in the league either, with United, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Chelsea and Tottenham all giving Arsenal a tough fight.

So it looks like just a League Cup triumph for the Gunners in the 14/15 season.

Will keep updated about final position soon!

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