Be aware – Arsenal are not the only team preparing to fight Man City for the title next season

As Gooners, there’s much we can disagree on about things at Arsenal, but if there’s something we can agree on, it’s that come next season, we all expect nothing else but Arteta and the boys to win the league. Hopefully, next season they’ll do so. The worry about having quality squad depth has been eased with the arrival of Kai Havertz, Jurrien Timber, and Declan Rice, plus the revelation that Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney could be staying.

Arsenal could be in the best shape to bring PL glory to the Emirates next season. However, our other rivals could try to impede their title charge:

The top six teams have gotten stronger.

Some notable deals in the top 6 teams include

Man United: Mason Mount, Andre Onana

Spurs: James Madison, Manor Solomon, and Guglielmo Vicario

Liverpool: Dominic Szoboslai, Alexis Mac Allister, and there’s talk of Romeo Lavia joining

Chelsea: Nicolas Jackson, Christopher Nkunku, and they want Caicedo and Mohammed Kudus.

Man City has Mateo Kovacic, and there’s talk of Jasko Gvardiol joining.

Looking at the deals mentioned above, it is obvious every top-6 team wants to be at its strongest next term. The PL title race next season may be something other than an Arteta and Guardiola-only affair; Ten Hag, Klopp, Pochettino, and Postecoglu have quality squads to be in the title race conversation. Arsenal should seek to be the best, not just better than Manchester City.

Champions League commitments will make next season tougher. The Champions League is unlike the Europa League, where you give academy players a chance to feature, and they do so impressively, as it is a competition for “real men.” Arteta will be forced to field a strong line-up in the Premier League and the Champions League, and he will need top quality to ace these two competitions.

For the Spaniard, that may necessitate a thorough squad rotation, and for the players, it may require them to step up and be ready to fight. Balancing playing in the Champions League and the Europa League may be key to how Arsenal perform next term.

Arteta and the boys now need to learn how to deal with pressure. Losing an 8-point lead in the PL title race made it clear the Gunners couldn’t deal with the pressure in the last campaign. If Arsenal are to win something next season, Martin Odegaard and Co. need to sustain the pressure of being at the top and having a target on their backs every single week.

Can we do it? YES WE CAN!

Sam P

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  1. Notice you haven’t included newcastle. They’ll be a headache all right better believe it. And they’ve made some quality signings

  2. Sorry Sam, but I can’t agree on your “nothing less but Arteta and the boys to win the league”, as I’m sure the other teams that failed to show last season won’t be so far behind us & Man (115) City this time. I think our closest rivals will be Man U, Liverpool and possibly Newcastle pushing for a top four position also & we’ll do well to get past the last 8 in the Champions League.
    We are good enough to win the Premier League, but it’s going to take an almighty fail by City for it to actually happen (IMO).

    1. Why everybody is saying Man City is the only obstacle to the premier league title next season.This believe is too theoretical and not practical. Though should not be used to judge but it speaks volumes of what to expect , i am talking about the last friendly match had with man UTD, So we need to thread gently. Peace.

  3. Based on Chelsea’s pre-season games, Pochettino seemed to play with his version of inverted-fullback tactics

    The difference is they have Jackson who looked really good in hold-up play, as compared to our diminutive CFs. They also still have the powerful Broja and Nkunku

    If they manage to sign Caicedo and Kudus, they could become more dangerous than Man City

    I hope our game against Barcelona will make Kroenke and Arteta think about our deficiency in the final-third

    1. Well said Gai, I really love what I saw about Jackson 4 assist and a goal. Arteta should have prioritise Vlahovic, Osimehin or even test Villa’s resolve over Watkins. ESR brief Cameo against ManU shows he can compete with Havertz. Anyway, there is still chance to sign a CF. It’s also necessary for Arteta to get his midfield combination right in time. Others teams have signed good midfielders.
      Coaches at time can be “funny” why leave Kudus, Youssouf Fofana etc to sign Havertz that is 50/50 to perform.🙁

      1. I agree! I also like to say for all of Arteta ambitions, I think he will never become a truly good manager because of his personality dealing with certain players, and also his lack of clever tactics.. I also deem him not good enough with developinging young players. Arteta is intelligent enough, but his personality is set to let him down. I thought Arteta would be better than he is after working for Guardiola. Unfortunately not so!

      2. Yes, we’ve still got time to sell our CFs and buy a new one. Watkins, Vlahovic or Osimhen could be a great addition to our squad

  4. I’m quite interested to see how Chelsea do this season, they’ve done a lot of work in the transfer market and it looks to be much better and well thought out.

    Still wish we had got Kovacic, quality player and exactly what we need.

  5. We thought last season was going to be especially tough with all of these teams mentioned as being stronger than the year before – I agree they all appear stronger,and it’s possible they all will be, but it’s likely that at least one or two will disappoint again. We just have to keep up the standards set last year and finish as high as we can

  6. One thing that was also missed, are the outgoings of the club’s mentioned.
    Kane leaving will leave a huge hole for the spuds to fill.
    Not sure if Walker is leaving city, but there are holes to fill in the city squad, as it is with pool and chelsea.

    We, on the other hand, have brought in players to bolster our squad and, at this moment in time, have not lost any first team player.

    1. We have lost xhaka. A quality player that we underate and under-appreciate. Soon we shall see know his quality and importance in the team.

  7. The more challenging the merrier. The cheat and fraud that is Man City has made the league one horse race.

    A one horse race in any league is an insult to football and its followers.

  8. No one expected Arsenal to be in a title race last season, but we challenged almost the whole season. Now, with our new expensive signings, the expectation is for us to win the league. I sincerely hope we can cope with the pressure.

  9. It’s going to be tight at the top. We have strengthened but so has everyone else. I have two concerns. 1) we still need a striker 2) we still don’t have enough strength of character in the team. We need to win games even when we are not playing well or dominating the play. I love the football we play, but I would also be happy winning every game 1-0. We need that winning mentality for 38 games.

  10. Watch out for Man UTD!

    They have some Ruthless pattern of play at the moment.

    If they sign Harry Kane, They will win the League by February!

    As for Arsenal, this Kai Havertz purchase has disrupted our upcoming season.😒
    Because, There is currently a disharmony amongst us the Fans, on where he should play. 😔🤦

  11. My main concern relates to our weakness in defence which I feel cost us the League last season.Two or three players who were considered to be first team picks by Arteta, are basically prone to individual errors on a regular basis and if they continue to feature, I cannot see us keeping too many clean sheets quite frankly.This is particularly so if our Manager cannot see his way to pair Partey and Rice in central midfield, which seems to me the logical way to set up with Odegaard or Havertz operating as the main AM.Pep won the EPL and European Cup for City last season by focussing on a strong back three and a physically powerful midfield.We have the players to follow suit but I doubt if Arteta will forego his preferred, high line 4-3-3 set up which may well include Odegaard and Havertz who lets face it are lacking in defensive nous and physicality.I hope I am proved wrong but I cannot see us toppling Man City unless Arteta takes steps to ensure we are more secure in defence.

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