Posted on April 11, 2015 by ADMIN

Could this Arsenal team become the new ‘Invincibles’?

Can the Gunners bring this blistering form into next season and recreate ‘The Invincibles’? by CR

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Arsenal have been in and around the top four of the Premier League for as long as most can remember. They may have won last season’s FA Cup (see below) but it has been more than 10 years since they won the league and fans are getting a tad restless. With the current campaign pretty much done and dusted, and pigs having more chance of flying before Chelsea throw away the title, what does next season hold for the Gunners?

At the time of writing, 32red are offering odds of 20/1 on Arsenal winning the title this season, with Chelsea having to lose four games in order for them to do so. Anyone with a hint of football knowledge will agree that this is not going to happen. However, if Arsenal had started the season playing like they are now, there would have been a fierce title race on the cards. Looking at this recent run of form, the quality of football they are displaying and the way their squad is developing, many are starting to believe that next season could be the time for them. This is the best Arsenal team for a long while and if a few key things pan out next season, they will have a great chance of winning the title.

First and foremost, this blistering form and unbeaten run should give the Gunners a massive boost in to the start of the next campaign. Such has been the form of Arsenal that they are widely available at 8/15 with the likes of stanjames, 888sport, 32red and others to beat Burnley on Saturday. Arsenal have been known to go on huge unbeaten runs in the past when they get some good momentum going. Who can forget the 2003/04 season when they did not lose a single game? They got nicknamed ‘The Invincibles’ and won the league comfortably. A key factor into them gaining such drive once more will be to end this season on a high. A second-place finish and retaining the FA Cup will do them very nicely indeed.

Key Man - Alexis Sanchez

Key Man – Alexis Sanchez


Image source: Ronnie Macdonald

New signing Alexis Sanchez has not only been one of Arsenal’s finest players this season, he has also been one of the best in the league. Chipping in with breath-taking skill, incredible goals and plenty of assists, if he can keep up this form in the next campaign there is no doubt that he will be pivotal in Arsenal’s title hopes. And looking at his progress over the last few seasons, he is looking like he will get better and better. If Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey can avoid injury, these are two more players who add some serious finesse to the Arsenal attack. Ramsey is improving with age and Ozil is gradually becoming more accustomed to life in the Premier League. With Santi Cazorla contributing nicely, the Arsenal midfield looks fantastic. Arsene Wenger, though, has been terribly unlucky with injuries in the past so he needs to employ some worthy back-up options as well. If all his players had been fit this season, things would look a lot differently for them now without a doubt.

It is clear that for the last few years Arsenal have desperately needed to find a proper replacement for the once prolific striker that is Robin van Persie. Yes, Olivier Giroud has been scoring a lot of goals for the Gunners this season, but is he really a Premier League title-winning striker? Look at all the other title challengers and the world-class strikers in their teams. Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney both have the ability to turn a title race on its head. And Chelsea’s addition of Diego Costa this season has been a key factor in their success with the Spain international 5/1 with Unibet to finish as the 2014/15 Premier League’s top goalscorer.

Arsenal need to replicate that with a top acquisition in the summer. Last time Arsenal won the league, they had Thierry Henry, who was one of the best strikers in the world. He is the Gunner’s top goalscorer of all time with 228 goals. This should really ring alarm bells for Wenger. They need to quickly find a new club hero. Once again, rumours are circulating that the Gunners may be linked with a move for Argentinian hit-man Gonzalo Higuain. This could be just the kind of striker they need.


It already seems like next season the title race will be a lot harder fought than this one. Chelsea are looking fairly unstoppable, Manchester City will want revenge after letting it slip so far away from them this year, and Manchester United are looking like a new-and-improved team under Louis van Gaal. Liverpool are always threatening and other teams such as Tottenham and Southampton are getting better and hoping to push into the top four.

After years of unfulfilled dreams, if everything comes together and the gods are kind in terms of injuries, Arsenal have a very good chance.

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14 thoughts on “Could this Arsenal team become the new ‘Invincibles’?

  1. gunner4life07

    For me Arsenal is in the right Way
    We need a second Striker to compete giroud( he is becoming Better and Better , continués Giroud)
    And a dm to support Monster coquelin

    So i think we should go for lewandowski ( only class Striker for good value of money in the transfermarket!!)
    Dm Morgan or kondogbia or any beast tacler Like Coq

    Lets win Thiz afternoon and i Will wait the moment we Will be champion

    Gunner4life

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  2. dan

    Simple answer is no. Can they win the league yes if they ad 3 top quality players in summer and i mean top quality!

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  3. dragunov762mm

    Olivier Giroud is currently France number one striker ahead Karim Benzema. Arsenal this season have two rocketeer, Coquelin and Giroud. With far less minute play, Olie is just 5 goals behind Kane and Costa. He’s certainly the EPL deadliest striker in term of chances conversion. However, he’ll need backup. My opinion, we should buy striker with different style to him. Kind of Aguerro, or Tevez not another target man like Higuaian. Dybala is across my mind, but his 30M pounds pricetag will be our handicap. So, maybe Arsene should give that role to Alexis, like he did when Olie still at treatment table, and buy a pacey winger like Pedro (off load Theo first).
    I my self believe with one or two addition to this Arsenal, we will win EPL next season IN STYLE. Invincible? We should play our football with the right intensity and consistency first! COYG!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Hardave_90

    This post is ridiculous… how absurd can the writer get by suggesting to get higuan? he’s miles behind Giroud, welbeck and sanchez.. and how is Giroud not good enough for a title challenge? Hes scored more goals than any striker in pl since he came bck. Its sad how some people never know to appreciate what they have. I would even go to the extend in saying one of the main reason we did badly in the beginning of the season was due to girouds injury.. Welbeck did well but he cudnt pull of the target man duty. We might not have the consistency to replicate the invincibles but what we have at the moment is something thats been lacking for years which is the desire and courage to go out and prove a point. Everyone in the team fights for each other and our beloved so called lazy ozil has been contributing and putting in tackles.. i repeat PUTTING IN TACKLES. So stop moaning and start appreciating. Also im very sure Hafiz Rahman will have something stup1d to say like selling the whole arsenal club or getting his grandma to play in Girouds position.

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    1. CraigZWE

      I’ve seen his grandma play, think she will be an awesome addition in summer

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      1. Hardave_90

        You should add her to the line-up for your bed as well. I’m sure you’ll consider her to be a good addition..

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  5. Simon_MrMac

    Olivier Giroud has been great this year- and who can say what he might do next year?!

    But if he were to get injured, I think it would be a massive blow, so I do think a top striker is needed. Wellback is good, but not sure he is good enough.

    Henry didn’t just score goals, he changed matches, with the ability to score at times from no-where. The closest we have of that is Sanchez- and thats why he is so valuable

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  6. samuel@justarsenal.com

    Admini, great writeup. But let’s not become mediocares that will be talking of next season while this season is still very much in our hands hold on to. Right? Chelsea have to lose 3 and draw 1 game, while the Gunners must win their remaining 7 Barclays Premier League games to be Champions. And we are still very much in the FA Cup to win it. All these possibilities can be possible for us provided Arsenal remain on course and will not drop any point or lose any game to undone themselves and us. One might be tempted to say, Arsenal season is before them to win it. And I have a belief, and I believe my belief that Arsenal will win the Premier League title and the FA Cup this season to complete a treble winning season for us, having won the Charity Shield early in the season. Please let’s first finish this season that still has some promises in stock for us.

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  7. samuel@justarsenal.com

    Admini, great writeup. But let’s not become mediocares that will be talking of next season while this season is still very much at our hands to hold on to. Right? Chelsea have to lose 3 and draw 1 game, while the Gunners must win their remaining 7 Barclays Premier League games to be Champions. And we are still very much in the FA Cup and can win it. All these possibilities can become possible for us provided Arsenal remain on course and will not drop any point or lose any game to undone themselves and us. One might be tempted to say, Arsenal season is before them to win it. And I have a belief, and I believe my belief that Arsenal will win the Premier League title and the FA Cup this season to complete a treble winning season for us, having won the Charity Shield early in the season. Please let’s first finish this season that still has some promises in stock for us. The invisibility of the Gunners will become telling to some degree by the time they would have won their last16 games consecutively. A new record?

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  8. AlanFrank

    Being invincible in my opinion is almost impossible. We achieved the impossible once but I think the premier league is stronger these days. The likes of us and Man U might not be quite as strong as we once were but there are a lot more clubs on a higher level and even lower table teams are stronger, plus there is a real belief from smaller clubs that anyone can beat anyone where as some teams might have played for a draw a few years ago now everyone goes out to try and win every game no mater the opponent.

    I think I’d rather see us win more games and have the odd loss rather than going for draws in games and remaining invincible. A draw is only a point so two wins and a loss is more points than a win and two draws and points are essential in winning the league. So being invincible isn’t essential in my opinion in the league anyway. We do however need to become invincible in the knockout stage of the champions league.

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  9. alexhare

    Perfect summer:
    Out: Flamini, Podolski, Diaby, Miyaichi and Campbell. Campbell is the only one I’m a little sad about, but I don’t see him getting into our first 11 especially if Theo is still on the bench. Would rather free up space and wages for a better player.

    In: Schneiderlin/Kondogbia/Javi Martinez
    I’d also bring in a striker in case Giroud gets injured again and for competition because Welbeck isn’t ready to lead the line yet. Seeing as how he’s so unhappy, why don’t we try for Zlatan? He’d play the same sort of game as Giroud so wouldn’t upset our set up and he’s also incredible. Take him on loan for a season. He wouldn’t be at the club long enough to hinder Welbeck but would give much needed world class depth and would be great for Welbeck to learn from for the future. A bit out there for sure but just an idea.

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  10. Midkemma

    Got to defend Giroud from the ignorant writer…
    Form is what leads to class, consistant form and people will recognise you as class, it is that simple.

    Question:
    Who was Girouds back up for his 1st 2 seasons?
    No1!
    Thats right, he was relied upon to play even when he needed a rest and obviously his performances would be effected by his fitness.. that is OBVIOUS! So obvious that a blind man can see it! Yet the writer didn’t… wow!

    This year is his 1st season where he has had a real threat for the CF spot and also his injury gave him a much needed rest, what has he proved since the situation changed? That he is a better goalscorer than you have given him credit for.

    Look at Girouds history, every time he has had a 2nd season at a club he has never failed to do better, this is the 1st time he has had a 3rd season with a club and already looking much better this season compared to last, he has shown to be a player who consistantly develops himself!

    Last time Rooney got more than 20 goals in a season was 2011-12 season, that is YEARS AGO! Giroud done it last season… LAST SEASON!

    Giroud also played 51 games last season… Aguero hasn’t played over 50 in a season in all his time in the EPL, last season Aguero only played 31 games, a whole 20 games fewer! Thats over 40% fewer games!!!

    Credit where credit is due, Giroud has had no backup for his 1st 2 seasons and had a LOT to prove yet he worked hard and to me he has shown that he is a CF that can lead the line that can win the EPL… as it is a TEAM that wins the title and not an individual!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Redsoldier

    Was loving the article until the writer talked about giroud. Just because a striker is different, does not mean he is not the right striker. I really cannot see anyone that can currently do girouds job better. You talk about henry, that has been filled by sanchez. Giroud is the perfect striker wen u play one at the top. The 4141 systems fits him like a glove. So sorry to say, but he is definitely going to lead us to the title esp with the likes of sanchez, ozil and carzola supporting him and coq doing wat he does best.

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