MIKEL ARTETA, his Arsenal gamers and the fans can not wait to see the back of 2020 after the club’s worst start to a season considering that 1974.

Nevertheless, we must not forget that the lengthened and disrupted 2019/20 project has actually provided us some highlights this fiscal year.

After all, the year saw Arsenal win their fourth FA Cup in seven years.

A 4th significant prize in seven years of apparent bad luck for the Gunners, in which our noisy neighbours have, obviously, won absolutely nothing.

However with Arsenal being in 15th area after 14 games played, there are few things to smile about for supporters.

Here Dave Seager provides his thoughts on Arsenal in 2020 …

Whilst it would be simple to harp on his slow start to the 2020/21 season, having actually signed a lucrative contract extension, we should not forget Aubameyang’s remarkable contribution to the end to an interfered with project.

The Gabon marksman took control of the captaincy, served three coaches, played in at least three formations, and saw many partners and creators reoccur, and yet he just never stopped scoring.

His kind on the run-in and his part in defeating both Manchester City and Chelsea to win Arsenal the FA Cup, was the stuff of legend, that makes his current slump a lot more remarkable.

He made the bumper new deal he was provided and signed and undoubtedly as quickly as the supervisor discovers the right mix Aubameyang will find his shooting boots once again.

Without a doubt, Auba is Arsenal’s gamer of 2020 and we require him to rise once again in 2021.

Bukayo Saka began the 2019/20 project in the last season of his Arsenal agreement and none people really knew whether he would be making a constant breakthrough into the first string.

At the end of 2020 I think Saka is the first name on the team sheet, with his existing maturity and management on the pitch in hardship beyond his 19 years.

The young, now full England global, like his skipper has played in multiple developments, but Saka has actually also had to adjust to playing varying roles.

He has actually played on the left and right wings, at left full-back and wing-back, and also in a midfield 3 and in each role he has actually provided effort, consistency and imagination.

This season so far, in addition to Kieran Tierney and Gabriel, he is the only outfield player who can hold his head high as we approach completion of 2020.

Whatever 2021 holds for Arteta’s labouring team, Bukayo in a short time has actually gone from amazing potential to essential to Arsenal’s fortunes.

Thank goodness the club convinced him to put pen to paper on a long-term handle the summertime.

He is without doubt the Arsenal Young Gamer of 2020 and I genuinely hope he will be our Gamer of the Year on many occasions in the future.

I feel we should be reasonable as we sit 15th in the Premier League.

Naturally, this concern is inextricably connected to the future of Arteta.

Success in the league for a club the size of Arsenal need to imply Champions League certification and yet we are miles from this aspiration.

The young Spanish supervisor started so well but, in this project, to date has been found desiring and whilst there is no sign that the powers that be are close to losing patience he needs to craft a modification in fortune promptly.

In the short-term he requires to inject motivation by discovering a formation that elicits the finest from the resources he has at his disposal which MUST imply selecting players on kind and associates not reputation and experience.

Arteta spoke eloquently about the non-negotiables for gamers to pull on the Arsenal shirt however he has, for some factor, waivered from these high requirements.

As I recommended last week, I would like him to play Ainsley Maitland-Niles in midfield while Thomas Partey is out and if he prospers, then maybe with the Ghanaian when he returns, and Emile-Smith Rowe at No 10.

The older, slower players, who do not require to be named have actually had their possibilities and I hope he will offer the younger players with Arsenal in their heart an opportunity.

This in turn will assist to make Arsenal look an appealing location to prospective signings who will have no desire to a sign for a supervisor persisting with older, out of form gamers.

They are not our future and dependence on them may cost Arteta his.

With the young square pegs in square holes playing well, I believe Arteta can still turn our fortunes.

Partey, Aubameyang and Bernd Leno combined with the gifted youth, including the amazing return of Gabriel Martinelli.

With one or two brand-new additions in January and far more of the surplus offered or lent, success in 2021 could well be a cup triumph in the Europa or FA Cup and a healthy momentum in the Premier League.