What do Arsenal need to win the Premier League? by CR
Only a fool would claim that Arsenal are not involved in a genuine title fight this season. It’s only January but we actually look as though we can put all of our demons behind us and lift the Premier League title in May. There are still plenty of points to be won but the Gunners are in fine form. Here, we take a look at what Arsene Wenger’s men must do in the coming weeks to give themselves the best chance of success this season.
The likes of Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil are finally firing on all cylinders and the Gunners look like real title contenders. All in all, this is a great time to be an Arsenal fan. However, it isn’t perfect. The Gunners could still do with one or two signings in January just to make sure we don’t tail off. Defensive midfield is a prime example. Without Francis Coquelin, we never look comfortable and our defence can find themselves exposed – as they were in December’s 4-0 defeat to Southampton.
Being realistic, a defensive midfielder and another top striker are the only real places that we need to improve. We recently signed Mohamed Elneny from FC Basel but the 23-year-old may be regarded as one for the future. While Wenger may be forced into selecting him immediately, Arsenal supporters will be more excited at his potential. Indeed, fans will be racing to get match tickets at ticketgum and other outlets just to see the Egypt international in action. At a fee of just £7.4 million, Elneny could be one of the bargains of the season, especially if he helps us to win the title.
However, we are still short of a top striker. Yes, Giroud has been in fine form so far this campaign but is he really the man to spearhead a title challenge? Many will disagree on this but it’s hard to justify the Frenchman’s standing as our main attacker. With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang potentially available for the right price, despite the player’s doubts, Wenger and the board should be breaking the bank for the Borussia Dortmund striker. Other than obvious candidates such as Luis Suarez and Robert Lewandowski, he is the hottest forward in Europe right now and would slot in perfectly along with Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in the attack.
“Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (BVB)” (CC BY 2.0) by dirkvorderstrasse
Obviously with the likes of Danny Welbeck and Sanchez set to return from injury in the not-so-distant future, Wenger may opt to stick with his guns. After all, that’s worked so far this season. We are in prime position for our first title since the Invincibles of 2004 and Arsenal fans all over the country will be incredibly excited. If we invest in January, this will only help enhance competition for places across the squad. If not, we must pray that our ineptitude in the transfer window doesn’t cost us the ultimate prize in English football.
Na we don’t need any one.
giroud doesnt have guile: when he was slotted thru by campbell against stoke, he just did the most obvious thing and butland stopped it. no side step, no stutter, no nothing. we need someone to take us to the next level at CF.
Wow when you have inches to get over the keeper it wasn’t an easy shot by any means. 22 likes wow
For a treble yes, but for the PL definitely not. Leicester have proven that team spirit is worth more than quanitiy of players you have. And Aubameyang really ?? What’s to say he won’t need time to adapt to English football ? We can’t afford time at this stage of the season so getting a top class striker is unrealistic. We just need less injuries and to bring in youth players who can step up and replace our under performing stars *cough*Walcott*cough*Ox*cough*. We’ve gotten this far without Cazorla, Coquelin and Sanchez, imagine how far we’ll go once they’re back.
We don’t need any more players to win the PL or FA Cup (this season)
We need our current injured to come back
We also need Theo, Ox and Joel to score more goals
All our team to hold on to their best quality and work rate and belief fo just 3 more months
If a miracle happened and Wenger got someone like Aubemeyang, Xhaka, Yarmalenko, Rabiot, Isco or any of these numerous rumours around, it would definitly help our chances
BUT we can definitely win the PL with who we have
However, speaking after collecting his first African Footballer of the Year award on Thursday, Aubameyang put an end to reports linking him with a move to the Emirates Stadium.
“Let me say this first: I am not going to Arsenal,” he told ESPN at the ceremony. “Dortmund is my club and I am not leaving soon.”
which planet is the writer of this article just landed from? thought it’s not rocket science for anyone to understand that aubameyang is not moving in january. Wake up dude it is morning already where am from. Good day to all gooners
No team can say that we do not need any signing. Barca is winning everything still every window they are signing someone.
But considering the facts like we don not have unlimited money, Arsenal always are honest with players, and unavailability of top players in January. We are also getting our stars back and the Form of our rivals are not devastating, we can say that the for PL we may not need any more signing.
Giroud is playing really well and he can very well reach 20 PL goals. Ozil is Player of the season so far, Soon we see Sanchez in hot goal scoring form, Check is the best goal keeper in the league, Kochielmy and Nacho are among the best in the league.
Ramsey, Bellerin, and Campbell are doing great job.
Lets be optimistic . they next game will decide everything, if we win that we are surely favorites, if not then we may need to evaluate
the next game will not decide everything. but it’ll be important. another thing i realized: when a player like ozil is injured, its not just him we miss. his replacement is not used to being in that position and it throws off the chemistry of the whole team. injuries are worse than i thought.
WHEN WILL COQ BE BACK????
Hmmm definition of “need”?