Arsenal in pole position! by Sam P
It may turn out that Arsene Wenger and all concerned are left regretting the lack of Arsenal transfer action as the Premier League season wears on. Not only could we be hit with the usual raft of injury problems, but we might find that a few key players are not playing as well as might have expected.
But right now, as things stand, I really believe that the Gunners are sitting in the best position to win the Premier League next May. Our team is full of talent and all we really need to do is to carry on the sort of form that we showed all through the second half of last season and in that brilliant FA cup final demolition of Aston Villa.
And we have already looked like doing that with a very impressive and comprehensive win over Everton in Singapore. Yes I know it is only pre/season but if Arsenal are already looking this good then I think the players have simply picked up where we left off and so they should have no problem starting the season well.
Meanwhile we have seen all sorts of transfer action from BPL rivals Man United, Liverpool and Man City as they all try to fix the problems of last season. Who knows, they might have done it but it is more likely that all the changes will take a long time to settle into a proper team unit if they do at all.
There is always Chelsea, of course, who are as settled as we are but look at how they have started pre-season. Theor replacement for Cech, Asmir Begovic, is already under pressure after their shock 4-2 defeat by a New York Red Bulls second string side and I reckon the cracks between owner and manager are starting to show again. Signing Falcao is strange to say the least and they look a lot more susceptible than us to an injury or two.
Will Arsenal prove me right and take an early grip on the title race?