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Amazon Prime’s Arsenal All or Nothing was released in August. The documentary focuses on the club’s off-field antics, providing insight into how the club responded to problems such as losing Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, which harmed their pursuit of a top-four finish…
The first few episodes of the series show positivity brewing at the club after new signings came in to bolster an already ambitious squad. The first North London Derby takes the spotlight early on and the excitement and positivity continued throughout the series until the first big off-the-field issue of Aubameyang’s disciplinary issues became present.
The Gabonese striker was shown to be regularly turning up late for training sessions and at times taking unauthorised trips, with the striker clashing with Mikel Arteta many times, which would end with the forward departing for FC Barcelona in January on a free transfer.
Arsenal responded well in the summer after losing Aubameyang. They replaced him with Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City and public perceptions of the club seem to have drastically improved. The Gunners have now potentially become title contenders, according to the outright BetUK football odds, Arsenal are now 10/1 (08.09.22) slighty outsiders to win the Premier League title in May.
In the remaining episodes of the series, Arteta is shown to be under huge pressure with the club struggling for form towards the end of the season in the wake of Aubameyang’s departure.
All or Nothing: Arsenal – official trailer
— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) July 19, 2022
The club also faced somewhat of an injury crisis having to turn to inexperienced players at times and ultimately the mood and reaction surrounding the squad following their collapse in their pursuit of UEFA Champions League football is shown.
Following Arsenal’s failure to secure a place at the peak stage of European football they responded by making a number of signings in the summer transfer window. In addition to Jesus, the Gunners also signed Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City for a fee of around £30 million to bolster their fullback and midfield depth with the versatile Ukrainian.
Arsenal added many other young players maintaining the current demographic of young ambitious players, although some could argue that more experienced players within the squad would not only help Arsenal to earn more points this season but also aid the up-and-coming players’ development in the long term.
Interestingly with the Aubameyang departure being a key narrative of the series, Arteta’s side will now have to face their former striker again with him returning to London to join Chelsea.
Official. Completed. Here we go.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2022
Arteta is well aware of his former players’ ability and the danger he presents in breaking in behind opposition defensive lines, but perhaps after coaching Aubameyang will know his weaknesses and how to nullify him when Arsenal face Chelsea in a London derby this season.
The Amazon Prime series will have maybe led to a newfound affinity for Arsenal for some viewers, after watching a young squad that gave it their all, and were desperate to achieve their targets, bitterly fail at the end.
Many will now be following the club’s fixtures this season to see if they can bounce back in the absence of the limelight.
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