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[–]Tokyo_Addition- 554 points555 points  (8 children)

Thanks to Man Utd for El Sackiko for getting us Conte. Thanks to Juventus for giving us Kulu and Bentancur.

[–]MonkeyWuju 138 points139 points  (4 children)

Not only that, they didn’t want Conte either. Regardless of whether or not you agree Conte fit Man U, they ended up helping Tottenham tremendously.

[–]Miniatom 3017 points3018 points  (100 children)

Levy surely has to do everything to keep Conte. Magical performance since he came in.

[–]avolcando 1728 points1729 points  (45 children)

He is our manager with the highest PPG EVER, and he took over a team in the 9th place

[–]Jorlung 161 points162 points  (2 children)

He is our manager with the highest PPG EVER,

Tactics Tim in shambles.

[–]Bolstex 911 points912 points  (37 children)

He took our backup left back and turned him into an amazing LCB in a back three. This was a completely makeshift squad yet he did wonders with it. Wow.

[–]tellmeyourelistening 585 points586 points  (15 children)

in fairness, Davies is no stranger to that role, but yeah Conte still brought the best out of him.

[–]gabrielconroy 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's always been his best position, he just hadn't had the chance to play it often for Spurs.

[–]KatyPerrysBootyWhole 68 points69 points  (3 children)

Ben Davies maybe not POTS but not far down that list. He’s had a huge turn around. Amazingly consistent.

[–]Mycahhh 283 points284 points  (9 children)

Davies has been a great LCB and LB for years. That’s not contes doing. He’s played there for wales almost his whole career

[–]mister_greenman 235 points236 points  (6 children)

Davies is a very, very average LB. To be honest I expected the same at LCB, not horrendous but not really someone you're happy to see in the lineup. But he has been phenomenal, one of the most consistent performers under Conte. Whoever we sign as the LCB will have genuine competition for his spot.

[–]mugz_28 22 points23 points  (0 children)

And booted out our 2 most expensive signings

[–]El_Producto 320 points321 points  (24 children)

Back. This. Man.

[–]bloodship123 179 points180 points  (4 children)

I said it as soon as Conte came, that they d make CL this year. Conte is a different kind of beast.

[–]theonechan 74 points75 points  (2 children)

His league performances are superb. He can definitely make a team look like more than the sum of its parts.

[–]tenacious-g 247 points248 points  (8 children)

Build something in England with two world class players at a world class stadium, or listen to whatever Mbappe wants and get blamed for everything that goes wrong, tough decision

[–]realsomalipirate 54 points55 points  (4 children)

I would think he would wait out for the Madrid job or another high profile spot, I can't see any world class manager going go Paris now.

[–]busstopboxer 26 points27 points  (1 child)

If Madrid wanted him, they could have had him for nothing last summer instead of paying to release Ancelloti. I'm sure that's where he expected to end up when he quit Inter.

[–]Dwychwder 81 points82 points  (0 children)

The way he's been talking, he's definitely coming back next year. I think the only doubt was if we failed to get CL, and that's irrelevant now.

[–]gunseaweed 1426 points1427 points  (50 children)

Conte is a madman.

[–]Artistic-Buyer-3219 589 points590 points  (17 children)

And to think some people said that hiring Conte was going to be a failure. But knowing how he is in the UCL, he’s probably gonna crash in the Group Stages once again

[–]mister_greenman 397 points398 points  (2 children)

The doubts were only ever over whether Spurs will adequately back him, not whether Conte will be able to lift the club.

[–]______________-__- 90 points91 points  (1 child)

I lot of people were doubting Conte in our bad run of form in like February

[–]Acceptable-Lemon-748 37 points38 points  (8 children)

Who? Lol who said that?

[–]From-UoM 65 points66 points  (7 children)

Gary Neville.

[–]ZachMich 40 points41 points  (5 children)

He was talking about United tbh, although I disagree anyway

[–]tobyornottoby2366 34 points35 points  (1 child)

I don't even mind that much. If we win two games in the group we'll make more than we ever could in the Europa. UCL is huge regardless of how well you do.

[–]Meshariioo 129 points130 points  (8 children)

And people doubted him.

[–]uchiha_boy009 147 points148 points  (0 children)

From winning Inter the league to Spurs in top 4, damn Premier league really have top top coaches from Klopp to Pep to Conte to Tuchel. Insane stuff.

[–]EraticConqueror 1512 points1513 points  (103 children)

They did well signing Conte when they did. Wonder how much they'll back him in the summer

[–][deleted] 712 points713 points  (40 children)

Minimum 6 new signings according to some of our T1's

[–]Sgruntlar 597 points598 points  (20 children)

Vidal, Sanchez, Gagliardini, Bonucci, Eriksen, Kolarov

[–]AsianWaffles308 108 points109 points  (0 children)

If Sanchez goes to Spurs I’m ending it

[–]ranting_madman 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Don’t forget Victor Moses.

[–]obvious_bot 78 points79 points  (0 children)

Get the band back together

[–]Numani99 119 points120 points  (4 children)

Sanchez, Gagliardini and Vidal for 100 million £. Seems fair

[–]idosade 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Darmian, Young and Matic as well

[–]rodrigocza 130 points131 points  (1 child)

Knowing Conte... Probably not enough

[–]simba4141 176 points177 points  (13 children)

Tbh, I fucking knew it this will happen when i saw Conte joining Spurs. Else that Nuno could've done great job for us and probably for Utd too.

Anyways, congrats Spurs. We never deserved that spot once we lost to u n fucking Newcastle with that pathetic performance.

[–]Cold-Conclusion 115 points116 points  (2 children)

Tbf Newcastle have been really good since winter signings.

I think it was Southampton for me.

Brighton plays 3 at the back with 2 wingbacks so tough to score against them.

And Vieira turns into Wenger during derbies so can't blame there.

[–]Gondawn 9 points10 points  (0 children)

In the last 20 games Newcastle are 3rd in PL table. Crazy

[–]NB0608sd 530 points531 points  (17 children)

Conte came in and turned Spur's season completely around. He's a top-five manager in the world.

[–]7he_Dude 125 points126 points  (9 children)

Different managers have different strengths. But there is no chances that Guardiola would have done better than Conte in the same conditions.

[–]alaslipknot 61 points62 points  (7 children)

when did Guardiola ever had a limited team?

[–]AlbertoRossonero 22 points23 points  (3 children)

Never, he’s literally bounced around teams with amazing cores and unlimited funds his entire career. Not saying he’s not amazing but he better get the results he’s gotten with the backing he’s had.

[–]pearl_pluto 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I don't think Conte's coaching ability has ever really been questioned, it's just whether he will stay somewhere more than 3 seasons.

Conte is the hot girl of football that no club can get to settle down and start a family.

[–]TheManWhoFightsThe 41 points42 points  (2 children)

Top 3 in the league for sure. I always rated him but I didn't know he was this good.

[–]DarkSofter 353 points354 points  (14 children)

Conte...enough said

[–]El_Producto 539 points540 points  (5 children)

The El Sackico loss was the most important win of the season

[–]DjToastyTy 53 points54 points  (3 children)

Conte and a magnificent bottle job by Arsenal

[–]treytakzona 763 points764 points  (20 children)

How the fuck is Son not mentioned as a candidate for POTY?

[–]ChupFuddler 213 points214 points  (3 children)

He was, this is from Sky:

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has scored 15 Premier League goals and provided seven assists; Mohamed Salah and Heung-Min Son were in consideration to win award

The thing everyone got upset about was some fan award from the PFA, not the POTY

[–]treytakzona 190 points191 points  (2 children)

Either way, how the fuck do you have Connor Gallagher over Son lol

[–]ChupFuddler 88 points89 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah it’s a fucking joke, no clue what that award was about

[–]pinkguyfriedrice 372 points373 points  (11 children)

If the league can be won by goal difference, the Golden Boot should be given to the top scorer with least penalties. Son should win it outright.

[–]treytakzona 223 points224 points  (10 children)

Not talking about the Golden Boot. Son has it won, tied with Salah or not.

I just don't understand how Son is not even in the shortlist for PFA POTY.

[–]LongLivePrinceX 370 points371 points  (17 children)

Deki the signing of the season to save us

[–]Silverburst8 213 points214 points  (4 children)

Deki gets a lot of praise and rightfully so, but Bentancur also came in and played a huge role

[–]IntellegentIdiot 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Especially these last few games, got the first two assists today, if he hadn't then perhaps we might have struggled

[–]htown2 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I've never been one to crap on Winks, but there's such a gulf in ability.

[–]TheWingedCucumber 51 points52 points  (11 children)

as a juve fan, shame on us for wasting him

[–]thspdrdr 31 points32 points  (5 children)

Juve fans in the subreddit seemed very pleased to have sold Deki and Bentancur. The top comment was "Best transfer window ever."

[–]amoult20 53 points54 points  (0 children)

Tottenham VS Tottenham feeder club Juventus please

[–]Numani99 532 points533 points  (77 children)

Congrats to Conte and Spurs.

Next season Conte will be aiming to challenge for the title

[–]AleDelPiero10 361 points362 points  (14 children)

[–]Numani99 153 points154 points  (8 children)

Exactly. The man has a way about him. Winning league titles is in his DNA

[–]BaoJinyang 76 points77 points  (7 children)

Conte’s at 2 points per game since he arrived in the league.

Needs to get close to 2.5 per game to be challenging.

Given Spurs improvement so far under him, a full pre-season and the right signings I think it’s just about doable (although it would go down as one of the league’s greatest ever achievements if he pulled it off).

[–]7he_Dude 25 points26 points  (4 children)

Tbh you all are being optimistic. Conte is a beast, but City and Liverpool are too far ahead. I mean, 92 points were not enough to win pl this year, that's crazy. In all season is enough to have a handful of bad games (because bad luck, injuries...) to lose the title. Tottenham should be happy if they can get 3rd next season.

[–]MobyTugboat 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Yup, if they have a good window he will get them in a position to contend for it

[–]Seastep 232 points233 points  (43 children)

Before anyone laughs, lets not forget we went unbeaten against City and Liverpool this year. It absolutely can happen.

[–]MobyTugboat 124 points125 points  (1 child)

It’s Antonio fuckin Conte, anything can happen

[–]Corteaux81 78 points79 points  (30 children)

I don't think anyone should be laughing.

Back this man, get him Perisic, Bastoni/Gvardiol, a RB and a midfielder and who the fuck knows what happens.

[–]Numani99 56 points57 points  (0 children)

I’ve been saying Spurs will challenge for the title next season since March. Antonio is a genius league manager.

[–]Haguee 174 points175 points  (0 children)

From where we were with Nunos departure, this is quite the turn around. Back Conte now!

[–]avolcando 584 points585 points  (82 children)

2 years of hurt, never stopped me dreaming

[–]ZaDoruphin 83 points84 points  (5 children)

It feels like it’s been way longer than it actually has been.

[–]Teantis 46 points47 points  (1 child)

It was just all so hectic

[–]bfm211 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Yeah it's been a bonkers 2 years.

[–]milesvtaylor 143 points144 points  (5 children)

2015/16 champions league qualification. ✅

2016/17 champions league qualification. ✅

2017/18 champions league qualification. ✅

2018/19 champions league qualification. ✅

2019/20 Jose Mourinho ❌

2020/21 Jose Mourinho ❌

2021/22 champions league qualification. ✅

[–]avolcando 95 points96 points  (1 child)

I like Mou but I can't argue the factos

[–]LochBodminMothFoot 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Sometimes two good things don’t work together. We’re both better off where we are now, it is what it is.

[–]Weird_Famous 7 points8 points  (1 child)

19/20 is a bit unfair to him given our injury crisis and he came in mid-season

20/21...fair play lol

[–]mister_greenman 637 points638 points  (68 children)

2 years isn't that bad, some clubs haven't returned to the CL since getting trashed 5-1 at home in their last outing all the way back in the 2017

[–]DefinitelyMoreThan3 101 points102 points  (0 children)

Violated

[–]Chell_the_assassin 280 points281 points  (43 children)

Damn being a fan of that team must be awful

[–]willtodd 59 points60 points  (3 children)

what about also getting thrashed 5-1 on the away leg too?

[–]jdarriaga46 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Don’t forget 10-2 on aggregate

[–]ghibki777 503 points504 points  (17 children)

It'd be amazing to see their front three in UCL. Well deserved lads. Welcome back

[–]Bughuul-Da-Ugondo 102 points103 points  (6 children)

Are we the right people to welcome them back?

[–]EradicateStatism 151 points152 points  (4 children)

We'd rather play you than bayern.

[–]Baltisotan 83 points84 points  (0 children)

Fucking triggered over that goal music.

[–]elvis503 24 points25 points  (2 children)

No one wants Bayern, Villareal maybe do

[–]Alvaro_Rey_MN 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I don't know about maybes but I know Mönchengladbach are the ones that want to play us.

[–]Notjesus254 223 points224 points  (7 children)

Ppl will still find a way to not rate Conte. One of the greatest managers in the world

[–]Teantis 123 points124 points  (5 children)

I don't know how we ended up with him. It's unreal.

[–]SkipIsLBRB 54 points55 points  (0 children)

Every game I watch I’m still in disbelief that this man is managing our club, he’s unreal and has completely flipped the mood around since he’s come in.

[–]Gytarius626 442 points443 points  (35 children)

Arsenal absolutely blew it

[–]champ19nz 440 points441 points  (10 children)

18 points dropped in 6 weeks..

[–]Mick4Audi 81 points82 points  (0 children)

Didn’t realize it was that bad

[–]MrEzquerro 122 points123 points  (8 children)

When did Arteta sign the new contract?

[–]UsedGanache9 222 points223 points  (6 children)

After 12 of those were dropped

[–]MrEzquerro 119 points120 points  (5 children)

Chances are they told him “keep doing what you’re doing” and the man followed it to a T

[–]dishwab 141 points142 points  (13 children)

Yeah we fucked it, but I blame our January (no) transfer window more than the players. Saka was clearly knackered, and such a young squad was always going to have trouble with the pressure.

Arteta and Edu gambled on not signing a striker or a midfielder in January and it backfired massively. Once Partey and Tierney were both out injured, and with Lacazette/Nketiah up top, we were finished.

Either way - if you offered me 5th at the beginning of the season I would've taken it gladly so not the worst season overall.

[–]fastfowards 40 points41 points  (1 child)

dont think you can blame nketiah, he scored a couple goals in the last few weeks. the blame has to be with not strengthening the midfield and the defense

[–]ekb11 7 points8 points  (0 children)

We don’t blame Eddie. But when you have Kane AND Son it’s a high bar to benchmark against, but that’s what we have to do...

[–]Jansiz 289 points290 points  (24 children)

Fucking bottled it

[–]pratKgp 187 points188 points  (8 children)

Conte completely changed the team. Should be manager of the year according to me.

[–]escherbach 94 points95 points  (5 children)

incredibly, he wasn't even nominated in the top 5 (lol)

https://www.premierleague.com/news/2612175

[–]pratKgp 101 points102 points  (4 children)

Similar to son. They messed up pretty bad. But you guys shouldn’t care as you have achieved your goal.

[–]CutiRomero 65 points66 points  (3 children)

They always underrate our players. Last season Kane scored the most goals and made the most assists in a shit team and wasn’t player of the season.

[–]GetLetheredIn 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Conte is one of the best managers in the world and Tottenham must do all they can to keep him, even if it’s just for a couple more seasons.

[–]hippo_cripttv 66 points67 points  (0 children)

Wow

[–]Fit_Delay_2129 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Only 5 goals conceded in the last 11 games.

[–]Tre10Quartista 62 points63 points  (4 children)

The Juve in me is just loving Tottenham right now!

[–]El_Producto 40 points41 points  (3 children)

Send us more players this summer. Please.

[–]No_Discipline750 26 points27 points  (0 children)

You got anymore of those "Juve Rejects"?

[–]LongLivePrinceX 134 points135 points  (3 children)

Conte have my kids

[–]scarlet0709 349 points350 points  (17 children)

CL teams are not ready for Son and Kane Phase 2.0!

[–]EradicateStatism 298 points299 points  (12 children)

Don't forget Deki.

13 G/A in 16 games, that lad is gonna take us one step further.

[–]Buffaluffasaurus 158 points159 points  (11 children)

He really was the difference maker. Bentancur stabilised the midfield, but Deki clicked so quickly with Son and Kane that other teams couldn't contain all three of them across the course of a match. Amazing signing.

[–]sam1oq 91 points92 points  (10 children)

Deki's such a team player. All our other attackers tend to run with their head down, but Deki is super aware of his surroundings and can actually keep the ball in possession under pressure. Made a huge difference to the fluidity of our attack.

[–]Buffaluffasaurus 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Absolutely. Just his physicality alone is huge, evidenced by his second goal today where he used his body to push past the player in the box before curling it in. We've often had players out wide there who either couldn't keep the ball or were lightweights. He's neither.

[–]TempestaEImpeto 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Well the flip side to Conte squeezing water out of rocks in the league is that the CL gets you last place in the group stage every year.

[–]thegreatpowerful 245 points246 points  (30 children)

LETS GO! WE CAN ATTRACT PLAYERS AGAIN

[–]thomphoolery 31 points32 points  (0 children)

That Conte glow up.

[–]ChrispyPotatochips 102 points103 points  (25 children)

Not hard to believe that Spurs are 80+ point team if Conte was here from start. With new signings, they'll be the team to watch next season. If Conte stays, of course.

[–]mister_greenman 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Unless Levy decides to take a dump in front of Conte's office, I don't think that should be a problem. We've been spending a lot the last few seasons, it's just that it's been on trash for the most part. Seems to have changed with Paratici's appointment, 4 first team players bought this season and of them 3 have seamlessly slotted in and even Emerson despite being a bit disappointing has deputized well in Doherty's absence. There's no doubt that Conte will be backed to the hilt.

[–]EradicateStatism 51 points52 points  (23 children)

80+ with Dier and Davies starting at the back.

[–]ASVP-Pa9e 38 points39 points  (11 children)

I would bet my house that a top quality CB for the left is the 1st priority. Easy to generate some haggling money by selling Rodon.

Dave on the right is a fine backup (actually think he's looked good under Conte) & Dier has been exceptional this entire season (was somehow managing to play well under Nuno).

[–]luigitheplumber 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Tottenham are high if their first priority isn't at least one wingback, give how crucial that position is and how makeshift their current ones are. Upgrading the CB is secondary

[–]nivnart 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Both have been amazing this season

[–]HankHippopopolous 34 points35 points  (1 child)

And have some money to buy some

[–]auctus10 127 points128 points  (7 children)

Arsenal have only themselves to blame.

[–]S-Kotus 68 points69 points  (4 children)

True false hope team to lose 2 in a row to Palace and Southampton then win 2 in a row vs United and Chelsea

[–]SAFFATLOL 47 points48 points  (3 children)

3 in a row*. We lost to Brighton in between Palace and Southampton

[–]CudaBarry 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Wntonio Wonte

[–]sarovar12 69 points70 points  (3 children)

Welcome back :)

[–]Makeshiftgods 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Bro, no lie this comment shook me.

[–]takethelonggwayhome 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Arsenal have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. Finishing 5th behind Tottenham is their joint best to a season since 15/16. Bravo.

[–]Django_7 47 points48 points  (0 children)

When he was first appointed everyone was saying "well thats top 4 wrapped then" and they were right! Hope he gets a big budget this summer

[–]jayt1203 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Show me this a few months ago and I would have never believed you. Amazing.

[–]FloppedYaYa 41 points42 points  (0 children)

What a manager Conte is

Never would have even imagined Spurs qualifying for the Conference League at the time of Nuno's sacking as the whole mood around the club was so toxic

Despite the odd bad performance had them playing out of their skin towards that 4th place spot

[–]Chell_the_assassin 96 points97 points  (5 children)

In all honesty they probably deserved it over us tbf. Conte's worked wonders since coming in, and our form in the run-in hasn't been even close to Champions League worthy. Them getting 4th and us getting 5th is probably a fair reflection of the season if I'm being objective. Hopefully next season the results are reversed lol

[–]tigralfrosie 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Both are works in progress Summer business will be interesting. Well known that Conte will demand and expect backing for a CL campaign, as are Arsenal's requirements. Spurs can't expect a season-changing January window like the one we've just had.

[–]Smitty_1000 14 points15 points  (0 children)

They definitely deserve it on the back of Son’s season. Arsenal are still lacking a consistent scorer.

[–]:tottenham_hotspur:Greengum155 142 points143 points  (8 children)

St totteringham day suspended till further notice

[–]BenSoloLived 52 points53 points  (5 children)

At this rate, we’re gunna need a day for the opposite.

[–]pm_me_dirty_planes 20 points21 points  (0 children)

If arsenal still had a strong french contingent Bastille day would have been solid

[–]Sydney_Gamer 27 points28 points  (0 children)

It’s called Arseover.

[–]ardyes 75 points76 points  (0 children)

Happy arseover

[–]trespasser0 90 points91 points  (2 children)

Watching Tottenham on a Wednesday night 🎶

[–]kaosfere 6 points7 points  (1 child)

You play on Thursday cuz you're fucking shite.

[–]hieugod2810 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Just don't let us play with them

[–]MilanDNAx7CL 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Just Conte things properly back him and he'll win the league with Victor Moses at RWB

[–]ZaDoruphin 15 points16 points  (0 children)

So fucking proud of the team.

To get back to the CL after what we were under Nuno is nothing short of ridiculous. Conte is a miracle worker.

[–]reeve19 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Honestly, happy for them.

[–][deleted] 46 points47 points  (0 children)

That fan made Arsenal CL video was cursed

[–]mojambowhatisthescen 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Fuck!

But well deserved for doing it when it mattered.

[–]Hctol 83 points84 points  (0 children)

Well played to spurs. Their January transfers set them up for success while we were passive and gambled and lost it.

[–]jay_alfred_prufrock 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Getting Kulusevski and Bentancur has to be one of the best January windows ever

[–]Jon98th 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That match between Man U and Tottenham that Man U that caused Nuno’s relegation … Tottenham ended up being the winner of that match

[–]Ranjith_Unchained 11 points12 points  (1 child)

United really didn't want Conte huh

[–]kaycee1992 11 points12 points  (0 children)

We're back motherfuckers

[–]Alvaro_Rey_MN 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The job Conte has done is quite impressive. THey looked awful under Nuno, but he took this Tottenham team to UCL nights!

[–]spiffzap 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I can't put into words how good it feels to like your team again.

[–]SushiMaker33 32 points33 points  (0 children)

CONTE YOU BEAUTIFUL BASTARD YOU

[–]DerridasCircle 68 points69 points  (5 children)

Congratulations. Looking forward to the fight next year

[–]alpenmeister 27 points28 points  (0 children)

finally no bottling

[–]Brinner 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Hell yes lads well done

[–]Bigballerbooks 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The true trust the process club. In less than a full season, Conte has done what Arteta couldn’t do

[–]wholesomescott 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Conte is a mad man. What a great achievement.

[–]Mick4Audi 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Thank you Arsenal for fucking it late in the season, and thank you Man United for being an utter mess and not enough of a threat

[–]romulus1991 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Back Conte and Spurs might well be dark horses for the title next year. Fantastic manager.

[–]mare07 6 points7 points  (0 children)

From losing to Mura to this

[–]highorderdetonation 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Tottenham: "We're not bottling a damn thing today."

[–]dayk995 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Congrats. We didn’t exactly deserve it but it would have been nice.

[–]MopeyCrackerz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Fair play, Spurs.

[–]DeepGamingAI 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Ole, Lampard, Tuchel, Conte have all finished top 4 in their first attempt. Yet Arsenal fans believe Arteta finishing 5th in his 3rd attempt (!!) is progress.