I am going to go out on a limb here and say that I do not believe that Arsenal can win the Premier League this season. I know that may be a shock to some of you Gooners out there, but even if the Gunners do go on the sort of run that we are capable of, the first half of the season has simply left us to much to do.
So it looks like a battle for fourth in the league again, but Arsene Wenger has been very upbeat about out situation and has declared, in an interview reported by ESPN, that he is still planning to get his mitts on a trophy in 2015. The manager is confident that our bad luck with injury problems, most of them caused by accidents and impacts according to him, will ease and that will give the Frenchman a strong and talented squad in his chase for glory.
Wenger said, “2015 can be very exciting if we manage to get our injured players back and have a good run,” said Wenger. “We have the Champions League and the FA Cup and the Premier League, where we want to come back to a much stronger position and I think we will.
“I believe when the [injured players] come back, we will have a much stronger squad than we had in the last few months.
“We have had more injuries than planned this season, but most of them are joint problems and accidental problems. They are post-World Cup traumatic injuries.
“The only muscular problems we had consistently this year was Arteta and Ramsey. Ramsey is quite is surprising. He is young, he has good stamina and we haven’t found out why.”
We have got a fantastic draw in the Champions League and should go through against Monaco and be much stronger for the quarter-final. But there are teams like Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in the way so you would have to see that as a very long shot to win.
Realistically, our hopes must rest on the FA cup again, so there must be no mistakes when Steve Bruce brings his struggling Hull City to London in a couple of weeks.
So assuming the boss is right about the injury list and he does some good business in the January transfer window, how do you rate the chances of another trophy heading to the Emirates?