Why Arsenal are in BEST position to challenge Chelsea

Arsenal fans will no doubt be getting impatient at some points of the summer and calling for Arsene Wenger to splash the cash and bring in the right players to push the team on and make us genuine challengers for the Premier League title.

But even though our slim title hopes this season, as well as the hope of a second placed finish, ultimately fell short, I think we have good reasons to believe that the Gunners are in the best position to wrestle the crown from Chelsea and Jose Mourinho next season.

The Blues will no doubt be a tough nut to crack again, especially as the easing of the FFP rules means that they can spend big money to strengthen an already strong squad, but I am not so worried about our other rivals for a number of reasons.

Man City have a massive job to do and we know that big money signings do not always settle quickly and that problem increases with the number of new players coming in. Even if they do stick with Pellegrini, which I doubt, the club will have to undergo a big transition and could be playing catch up.

Louis van Gaal may have steadied the ship at Man United but they have been far from convincing and they also need to make some big changes to their squad. Up front they need two new strikers and the Falcao saga proved that a big name does not guarantee you goals. Their midfield and defence will be overhauled as well and the loss of De Gea to Ral Madrid will be a massive blow.

Liverpool have had a torrid season and will do well not to crumble, especially with all those pesky Europa League games on a Thursday to cope with. Like with the other two clubs, Rodgers has a huge task on his hands and it may take half a season for them to really hit form.

Arsenal meanwhile are all about continuity and will have just a few key signings to slot into an already confident side. And if we really have solved the problem of constant and recurring injury problems then we have the squad to cope with all competitions. Now is when the decision to stick with Wenger through the bad times could pay off. But will it?

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  1. KickAssFan says:

    Ramsey leaves, Arteta leaves, Vidal comes in (just in this particular case, and I get to bone Jolie at White Hart Lane.

    1. davidnz says:

      No Susan Boyle
      is waiting for you πŸ™‚

      1. KickAssFan says:

        Ok, actual case: Ramsey leaves, Arteta leaves, Vidal and Sneiderlin come in, I become a catholic priest, everybody wins.

  2. Greg says:

    With the addition of martinez, schneiderlin and cech we should have a decent chance, of making a challenge for the title!

    1. jermaineBryan says:

      wenger wouldnt get martinez, would he want a similar age player to giroud for big money unless he is of exceptional quality?looking at the market now Id say lacazette makes the most sense as he is 24 and hungry for success.

      we will need a gk as martinez is a free agent its very rear wenger goes into a season with less than 3 senior goal keepers.so getting a world class gk would allow szezney to go on loan. cech is a no brainer but just the fact it would make there title defense harder would they allow this transfer to happen? if he decides to stick expect a low profile signing like ondoa from barcelona who is very promising and has no chance of making their squad.

      schnederlin is a good banker for a transfer but if we can get vidal we shouldnt hesitate as he would significantly improve a domestic or european rival. chances are they would keep pogba and sign khedira, if the deal went through again blocking a potential big signing for our rivals

      1. vince says:

        he’s not a free agent m8. contract till 2017.

        anyway. this summer chris kramer IS a free agent. world cup winner, very similar to schweinsteiger(ofc not on his level yet), a DM, agressive but also a great passer and dribbler. he’s 23, 6’1” and a real beast already. would be available on a free.

        2. guilavogui, DM -> at werder bremen, not going to get a look in ahead of luiz gustavo. 24 y o, 6’2”, quick and very strong. 12 million euros, maybe we could get a cut price. we really have options and money, your thoughts on these bundesliga guys?

        on martinez: he is that good. big strong, but also quick. he has ice in his veins and is clinical. 8 champs league goals, enough said.

        1. jermaineBryan says:

          Chris Kramer is on loan from Leverkusen were he will go back in the summer.

          Guilavuli plays for Wolfsburg so does luiz gustavo they are playing in champions leauge so they will use there squad more

          I’m a fan of Martinez plus giroud mentioned something in February about Martinez coming in so there’s no smoke without fire.

  3. Greg says:

    Off topic:
    According to reports from the daily star raheem sterling has told liverpool, he would rather a transfer to arsenal than man city, who have offered 63m plus steffan jovetic!

    1. jermaineBryan says:

      Raheem at the right price is a good signing but we shouldn’t prioritise it.
      Personally I think this move has Chelsea all over it especially if they throw in some squad players(cech,Filipe luiz,mikel,mosses,van ginkel,chalobah) in the deal

      I would bid 20m plus podolski(he is good enough to improve their squad)

  4. SoOpa AeoN says:

    what position? Please

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