Wenger is finally out but is that necessarily good news? With Wenger the club had an identity, a way of doing things that started with the first team and extended all the way to the coaching staff. His replacement, Unai Emery, comes to the club after two disappointing champions league campaigns with PSG and will have to work wonders to challenge for a top 4 finish.
Speaking of the roster, the Gunners are in trouble with arguably the worst roster of the top 6 teams. Defensively the team can't seem to stay out of its own way, giving away one poor goal after another. And while the additions of Sokratis Papastathopoulos (say that three times fast) and Bernd Leno should help shore things up defensively there are still some big question marks. The midfield is solid but still well behind the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea. Goal scoring will not be a problem with Lacazette and Aubameyang leading the lines but will it be enough to improve on last season's 6th placed finish?
The Europa League might be Arsenal's saving grace. Emery is an Europa League guru with three Europa league titles to his name, the Europa League will once again be Arsenal's best opportunity to return to the Champions League.