Arsene Wenger and Co set for another frustrating season, but there’s even worse news in store for the newly-promoted trio
Arsene Wenger’s Gunners look set to finish fifth in the top flight this term, with the “Wenger Out” brigade certain to have the banners waving and plane booked…
Arsenal are set for another disappointing season, according to the stats
Arsene Wenger could be on the brink of another disruptive season
According to the numbers from FiveThirtyEight, Arsenal will muster a meagre 68 points based on a series of simulated seasons.
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That’s off the pace of North London rivals Tottenham in fourth on 71 points and Manchester United in third on 74.
That leaves Manchester City and Chelsea to battle it out for the Premier League title.
It would appear Pep Guardiola’s massive spending in the summer’s transfer market will pay off, as they are set to edge their way to the league crown.
City are predicted to score nearly three goals per game, while conceding a mere 0.6 per outing.
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Man City appear to be favourites for the Premier League title, based on the stats
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The Etihad club have a 27 per cent of winning the league, while harbouring a 73 per cent of qualifying for the Champions League.
Arsenal can only boast of a ten per cent shot of clinching the Premier League title.
They also have a better than not chance of MISSING out on European’s elite competition yet again, with a 46 per cent of reaching the top four.
Chelsea will push Man City all the way, but with few signings could struggle
Huddersfield already look on course to head straight back to the Championship
The numbers suggest City will finish the season on 77 points… just two above Chelsea, with Antonio Conte very quiet this window.
Meanwhile, Liverpool – who now look set to keep hold of “Little Magician” Philippe Coutinho – are only good for sixth according to the stats, one point behind Arsenal.
Merseyside rivals Everton – for all of their big spending this summer – are anticipated to end up only seventh on a dreary 54 points, 13 shy of the Reds.
Newcastle could always be set for a difficult season at St James’ Park
At the other end of the table it’s bad news for the newly-promoted trio of Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield.
The Terriers are in fact the only team to be actually expected to be relegation, with a 57 per cent of returning to the Championship.
Brighton and Newcastle have a 47 per cent and 33 per cent chance of reaching the bottom three respectively in 2017-18.
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