With the Barclays #Premier League arguably lacking the most quality it ever has been, this season surely has to be the best opportunity the Gunners have had in a decade to win the league. #Arsenal have hardly had a smooth ride, losing on the first day of the season and having an injury crisis seeing them have Alexis Sanchez, Jack Wilshire and Danny Welbeck out for most of the season.
This Premier league season could have been like no one ever predicted. Chelsea have made the worst ever title defence, Manchester United have only scored 12 goals in 11 home games and despite City spending over £100 million on transfers have looked suspect away from home. Not to mention the quite remarkable rise of Leicester City who have bamboozled the whole Premier League.
The last result in the Premier league will have been a major hit for the North London club. To become title winners Arsenal must beat teams like Southampton at home. They are now fourth in the league, level on points with Tottenham who go ahead on goal difference and are five points adrift of Leicester who quite easily dispatched of Liverpool. Wegner had to admit that the Gunners were playing catch up in the title race, in a statement on the club website.
Arsene Wegner made a bold choice in the summer not to sign an outfield player and stuck to his guns by making only one signing in the shape of goalkeeper Petr Cech. Sir Alex Ferguson said that a top class goalkeeper can get you ’10 – 12’ points a season and in that sense Cech has been invaluable helping Arsenal keep 10 clean sheets.
What Gunners fans have noticed is a different mind-set in the players, after winning the FA cup two years on the bounce, the squad possibly has a trophy winning mentality. It hasn’t been often this season that Arsenal have been physically brushed off the ball or dominated by bigger opposition. I think this coincides with some of their players developing, no longer is Theo Walcott or Aaron Ramsey ‘too small.’
What could hamper Arsenal’s chance of winning the title is an injury to their top goal scorer Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman has been bang in form this season and has proved his critics wrong by becoming a ‘world class goal-scorer.’ If he manages to stay fit though, Arsenal surely are one of the favourites.
Arsenal have also come out of their most difficult spell still with a great chance of winning the title. Over the Christmas period Arsenal had their busiest period along with an injury crisis, however, it proved the strength in depth of the Arsenal squad as they were able to rely on Mathieu Flamini and Joel Campbell, as they came out relatively unscathed.
The premier league will only get stronger come next season. Manchester City announced the bombshell that Pep Guardiola would be taking charge at the start of 2016/17 season, who will no doubt be very heavily backed financially. Manchester United will be expected to spend the big bucks and have just signed a new bumper sponsorship deal. Chelsea have billionaire owner Roman Abramovich at the helm who will no doubt splash the cash. Considering this, if Arsenal fail to win the league this season, they will surely consider a huge opportunity missed.
As we reach the crux of the season a treble winning campaign can sometimes become trophy less. Arsenal can be sure that if they fail to win the league this season it will be a huge opportunity missed! #Football