With the Premier League season at the halfway point, the debate rages on as to whether Arsenal are capable of going all the way and clinching the title. The latest person to join the debate is George Graham, who suggests that his former club can indeed be crowned champions of England by taking advantage of the faltering form of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United.
Speaking exclusively to TalkSport, the former Gunners boss said: “The others teams that are fancied are not up to the task. Manchester City defensively are poor, Manchester United are having a bad time and Chelsea won’t win it. Leicester are top just now, but I think Arsenal will definitely win it this year.”
So basically, what Graham is saying here is that Arsenal are only in the hunt for the title as a result of the poor form of the other ‘big clubs’. Now while it is indeed true that the big teams are all below par this season, I don’t really think that Arsenal are in a good position to win the title as a result of the poor form of the usual title contenders.
For me, there are a couple of aspects on which the team has improved this season, which has pushed Arsene Wenger’s side upwards in the race for the title. Firstly, barring the game against Southampton, our defence has been outstanding this season, having conceded just 18 goals so far. Second, the Gunners have shaken off the reputation of consistently losing to the big teams. In fact, Arsene Wenger’s side haven’t lost a single game against opponents from the Premier League’s current top six.
But perhaps the most crucial factor in Arsenal being a force to be reckoned with this season is a handful of players who have raised their game this campaign. While Mesut Ozil is understandably the first name that comes to mind, players like Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal, Hector Bellerin, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud have all had big roles to play in Arsenal’s rise this season. Needless to mention, the signing of Petr Cech has also contributed significantly to the cause.
It depends if we strengthen or not. PSG will probably accept a small fee for Ibrahimovic as he’ll be a free agent next Summer. Unfortunately, he’ll be cup tied for the Champion’s league, so it’s unlikely he’ll want to move. Wanyama could also be available and could give us a long term solution in midfield. Only the best is good for Arsenal. No more panic buys and strange loan deals!
Arsenal are the best team right now but nothing can be called difinetly in the premier League itbis a really tough league and any team can drop points and even lose by high score against any side (watford hammering liverpool and sotons beating arsenal)
So we can wish for the title and achieve it by hard work
And please god keep ozil form and keep him injury free
I would talk about winning the title come april.
Right now we have so many tests to pass.
Liverpool stoke manu everton tottenham and mancity away are what we must overcome.If wenger does not the necessary this january our chances reduce of winning the title.
Listen wenger is good in talent building and team organisation.But I never trust him when it comes to managing player fitness.
That is why stoke and everton are the teams to watch out for.
Arsenal will definitely win the title this year if Özil stay injury free and City keep dropping points for the next three to four games.
Just want to wish my fellow Gunners Happy New Trophy-laden year of 2016.
TBH Arsenal has
already won the EPL.
Does not matter if we
add more players or not
does not even matter if Ozil get’s injured.
The chasing pack won’t catch us now.
Watch yer back David!
i believe that if we manage to stay around the top of the table till we get some or even all our injured players back we will win the league!!
with OZzy. anything is possible