Football is a matter of opinions in some ways, even though it is on paper a simple game that is about getting a round bag full of wind into an oversized net, and this is highlighted perfectly by the very different sections of Arsenal fans that have become known as the WOB and the AKBs.
So I am sure that many of you Gooners out there will disagree wildly with my theory, but here goes anyway because I truly believe that there is just one thing that the Gunners need in order to mount a credible and sustained assault on the Premier League title in the season to come and it is better luck on the injury front.
All the other things, like formations, tactics, transfer deals, team spirit and all do play their part but I believe that, in general, Arsene Wenger and the players are on top of it. The one thing that, in my opinion, has derailed our title bids in recent seasons is the terrible luck we have had on the injury front.
Remember a few years ago when Aaron Ramsey found his shooting boots and the Gunners were flying up until about halfway into the season? IN fact it was not until February that Arsenal lost our place at the top of the table but by then we were feeling the effects of losing key players like Walcott, Vermaelen, Ozil, the Ox and of course Diaby and Wilshere (again) and most importantly Ramsey.
Arsenal rallied towards the end of the season and did end up breaking the trophy drought by winning the FA cup but I fully believe that injuries cost us the title that year, just as they did last year. The manager lost all sorts of key men like Alexis Sanchez, Welbeck, Cazorla and Coquelin for long periods while the winners Leicester City were able to select the same starting XI almost every week.
The reasons behind our seemingly constant injury list are another matter, but do you agree that Arsenal could win the EPL with the squad we have now if only Wenger had them all available throughout the season?