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Arsenal Fan Claims They're Close To 'Football Perfection'

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Arsenal Fan Claims They're Close To 'Football Perfection'

What constitutes perfect in football? Well apparently if you get within 24 points of Manchester City then you're 'near perfect...'

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Pep Guardiola's Barcelona team of 2009 always felt like they were near perfect and the class of 2011 might have been even closer, as they beat Manchester United in the Champions League final for the second time in three years.

The same manager's Manchester City team have reached 100 points in the Premier League in the past and at times both them and Liverpool have flirted with perfection in games, as they continue to blow the opposition away.

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Were the likes of Alves, Villa and Xavi closer to footballing perfection than Tomiyasu, Nketiah and Odegaard, it's tough to say. Image: Alamy
Were the likes of Alves, Villa and Xavi closer to footballing perfection than Tomiyasu, Nketiah and Odegaard, it's tough to say. Image: Alamy

Anyone who watched Arsenal throw away a top four position, not one but twice, last season would find it difficult to describe Mikel Arteta's team as perfect.

Three losses in-a-row to Crystal Palace, Brighton and Southampton dented their chances of finishing above rivals Tottenham Hotspur but they were still ahead of them with three games of the season to go, before losses to Spurs and Newcastle United.

But that hasn't stopped one fan from claiming that the Gunners are close to 'footballing perfection,' comparing their passing charts of Arteta's side and City, in a thread on Twitter.

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It's good to see that Woz does admit that the team are still quite some way from challenging City and Liverpool for the title but clearly perfection isn't quite as far away.

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That's despite the team finishing fifth and being well off the two leading pair in the league, as everyone is, and there not exactly being an objective definition of what footballing perfection is.

Football fans will certainly get the chance to see how close the north London team are to perfection when their 'All or Nothing' documentary season comes out.

The first trailer for the show came out earlier this week and with the fall out from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's departure and the failure to finish in the top four amongst the dramatic moments, it's sure to be a treat on August 4th.

Newcastle's win stopped Arsenal finishing fourth. Image: Alamy
Newcastle's win stopped Arsenal finishing fourth. Image: Alamy
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If the team are to reach perfection then, as the Twitter thread suggests, Arteta will need to improve his squad, and he's attempting to do that this summer.

Eddie Nketiah is currently the team's only striker, something that has been heavily criticised, and they're working on a move for Gabriel Jesus.

The Brazil forward in available, after City's move for Erling Haaland pushed him further down the pecking order, and an agreement between the two teams has reportedly already been agreed.

It will certainly be a good signing for the team but it still puts them some way short of perfection...

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Arsenal, Premier League, Manchester City

Ryan Sidle
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