8 Reasons Why Arsenal Can Win Premier League This Year by MK
When Arsenal started this season with an FA Community Shield victory, it seemed like a brilliant year was ahead – and despite some setbacks, this seems to have been a completely right feeling. Currently, the UK-licensed bookie TonyBet has valued the Gunners’ odds at winning the Premier League at 16/10, only bested by the ones that Man City got. Could this season prove to be victorious? Looks like it – and here’s why.
1. Top Class Goalkeeper
You can‘t help but wonder how is it that Chelsea gave up a goalkeeper like Petr Cech. He‘s already proven to be an invaluable asset to the team, and he‘s brilliant in the Premier League: out of eleven games, he‘s had six clean-sheets, and he‘s made 39 saves. Apparently even Lewandowski has never scored against him – and that‘s saying something. A goalie like that can be a deciding factor in many close games.
2. Chelsea Is Beatable
Now I’m not saying that it’s time to celebrate Chelsea’s relegation, but no one can deny they aren’t exactly looking like the defending champions. Yes, it’s a strong team and one that can prove to be a big trouble, but if they don’t get out of the gutter, the Gunners won’t have to compete with them for the title – and that’s a brilliant advantage. In any case, they’ve got a good bunch of points to go until they even catch up!
3. It May Be Exactly the Right Time to Strike
While there are plenty teams that are tough contenders, it looks like this season is when nobody‘s too far out to reach and outrun them. Man City may be a bit difficult to best, but they’re not indestructible, and Liverpool will probably only be a real threat next season. Tottenham Hotspurs are good enough to get to top 5, maybe and Man United isn’t looking like they’re going to clinch the title any time soon, either. A lot can change until the next season – but right now it could be the perfect time for Arsenal to finally triumph.
4. Assist Record Breaker on the Team
There’s only one word that describes Mesut Özil properly, and it is brilliant. He literally has the best games per assist rate (2.63) that Premier League has ever seen! He’s made nine assists in just ten matches, so we can definitely expect another record-breaking number fairly soon if the lad keeps up at it like that. It’s the teams that consist of players like him who win the League!
5. Super Solid Squad
It‘s not just Cech and Özil that are positively impressive. Not only is the team really well-oiled as a whole, the vast majority of the players are showing really great individual performances. Alexis Sánchez and Olivier Giroud are dominating in the attack, Francis Coquelin is excellent at defending, and Héctor Bellerin is playing beyond his years – and his young age means he’s still got loads of potential. And that’s just a few squad highlights!
6. The Bus Is Not Parked
In seven out of eleven games that the Gunners have played in the Premier League so far, they’ve scored at least two goals (and let’s not forget the five goals against Leicester). While defence is very important, you can’t really win the League without scoring and if Özil doesn‘t stop assisting like that, it can only result in even more goals, really. However, that doesn’t mean the squad’s been slacking on the defensive end: six games ended in clean sheets. All in all, it’s a good work on both fronts – and provided the team keeps it up, it can prove to be the best work this year.
7. Mind Over Matter
Admittedly, it’s not as much mind over matter this time, as it is mind and matter. The squad is solid. The attack is great and should only get better. The defence does its job. But every team in the League is fighting tooth to nail, and you do need that extra something to push through to the very top – and this is where the mental strength comes in. Olivier Giroud himself has said that the players have a strong sense of being a team and fighting for each other – and it shows! Arsenal came back from a string of horrid matches both in the EPL and internationally with great results later, and that’s what counts.
8. Excellent Strategy
Arséne Wenger is a brilliant manager. Well, you probably already knew that, but he‘s been making a few decisions that were branded as wrong – such as not signing a bunch of players and supposedly leaving an important position unfilled (which, based on how the team‘s been performing recently, isn‘t exactly the case). Quality over quantity is always a good choice, and it‘s going to help Arsenal work as a real team. Moreover, he knows how to get that team to win, and isn‘t afraid to change tactics when needed – which could account for the extra push which sometimes is what divides triumph from defeat.
Is it a bit early to predict a victorious season? Well, it may be more clever to wait until the Boxing Day, but things are starting to look really, really good. It will take all these reasons listed above and a little bit more to win the Premier League, but this particular triumph is perfectly achievable. May the odds be ever in Arsenal‘s favour!