Arteta’s planning has practically assured Arsenal of taking the title

Just my personal opinion. by Shiva

My instinct says that Arsenal would go on to be the premier league champions this year after a gap of 19 years.

Arteta was backed by the board and was given the time and resources to build a team, not only for a season or two, but for the future. This current team is full of young energy barring Xhaka, Partey, Trossard and Jorginho who then come up with the experience and composure to provide the team with the ultimate composition to be the champions.

Not to disrespect Man City, but this Arsenal team had planned this really well. It is not easy to grab the points when meeting the traditional top 6 teams. So the plan was to not lose any points to the teams that are below the top 6, which I think have been the highlight of the Arsenal team this season. When you compare this stat with Man City, they have lost more points to teams that are below the top six.

The most stunning stat apart from the one stated above is the away record that this team possesses. They have managed to take 34 points from the possible 42 which is 7 more than Man City. Plus they have the best defensive record away from home this season. This really puts a lot of emphasis on the defense that the current team boasts and the amount of importance given (do not forget the defensive errors from the previous seasons). To be able to concede just 9 goals from 14 away matches is nothing short of stunning.

Another stat that proves that this team will go for glory is the goal scoring players. Unlike Man City, Arsenal does not depend on one single player for their goals. We have Saka, Martinelli, Jesus, Odegaard (Zinchenko, Xhaka, Troussard sometimes) who can all score and assist which makes it a dynamic team. This is proven by the absence of Jesus from the squad for 3 months and still Arsenal managed to eek out tough wins.

Beating Man United, Tottenham (home and away), Liverpool (for the 1st time in a long time), this season is something else. I was hoping for Arsenal to grab the top 4 spot last season. But this season they are going all guns out for the League. With the Europa League gone, we have enough time to rest when compared to Man City, who have Champions League Knockouts in the upcoming weeks.

We will just need to mind the 3 important games that we might have in the coming weeks. One each against Chelsea at home (who are getting onto some form), Away at Liverpool (cannot predict as they are not consistent this season) and Away to the defending champions (tough take). If Arsenal can take out a draw at Man City, that will just be enough, as Man City too have games against Liverpool and Chelsea which can tilt the title race.

This might be the perfect start that Arsenal can take and start building a Champions League team going forward.



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  1. I am a bit worried that saliba will not be available for the next 2 games. Let us hope Holding does a decent job specially against Liverpool away.

    1. I also think Saliba’s injury could potentially hinder our defense next month

      Fortunately, Arsenal chose to sign Kiwior in January. Maybe our medical team predicted Saliba’s fitness through his injury history

      1. Kiwior is left footed, left sided centre half.
        The options for Saliba’s position are White and Holding.

  2. It ain’t over till ‘The Fat Lady Sings’. There is a long way to go. Anything we say is based on ‘Pandora’s’ HOPE. Live each game as it comes and maybe our ‘Karma’ will be Premier League winners. BUT…nobody knows. We are 8 points ahead….it is ours to lose, and we have great chance.

  3. I hope the planning included not losing to Liverpool & Man City during these final few matches. Get those two games over without loss and we’re home and dry.

  4. Seen too many articles of premature title talk. Feet on the ground.
    1 game at a time please.
    Who is to say that Leeds United is an easy game. They were the better team against us away and unlucky to get a narrow defeat.
    Maybe talk a little more about this with 4 games to go and assuming that we still have a 5 point cushion.

    1. Agree. That game at Elland Road was nerve racking to say the least. How we got the 3 points was unbelievable. Luck? Mental toughness? Bad finishing?
      Probably all 3,but we got them. Saturday hopefully more routine but Leeds are always tough.

    1. What makes you think you can beat city, City looked like beasts the last time even they had been playing sub par before then. The City squad is superior. Also you must have heard the saying ” you cannot be better than your master”.

  5. Ridiculous over hyping! We are without arguably our best defender against Leeds and Liverpool, possibly for the rest of the season and with games against Chelsea and M City also to come and Shiva saying we are assured of being champions. Calm down mate!

  6. An optimistic article, giving sound reasons for its thinking, overall. But the HEADLINE is way over the top and makes far too bullish a claim. We have still a long way to go .

    Two contrasting thoughts are: WE badly need to keep almost ALL our regular players fit for these last ten games . CITY, who have a far deeper squad, are having to play three comps, against our welcome one.

    Going out of the Europa is now seen by many as a blessing in disguise, though to some of we more far thinking fans, it is a HUGE blessing, though NOT IN DISGUISE at all!

  7. We ought to focus on every match as a final if arsenal are to be crowned champions of this year.nevertheless our players being injury free. To be a champion, you need to beat a champion!!.simple logic.

  8. Too early to sing our praises in my opinion. I shall wait until it is a mathematical certainty before I celebrate.

    A bad run or a dip can unwind everything achieved to this point. Feet firmly on the ground and focus on the match in front of us.

    I think Arteta will keep the squad focused on the next match, and the players seem the same as we have heard in numerous interviews.

    Looking down and worrying about City benefits no one but City. If we get 3 points why worry about how many points they get?

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