On current form it is clear that Arsenal have the quality and strength to mount a serious push for the Premier League title next season, always assuming that Chelsea do not suffer a major collapse and let us in this year of course. As long as the Gunners do not have the usual crippling injury list to cope with, I really believe that next year could be our year.
It wil not be easy, of course, but I do think that we will not have to worry about Man City as they are set for a big shake-up in the summer, and will start the next campaign with many new players as well as a new manager – and it will almost certainly take some time for them to settle down.
Then you have Chelsea, who have proved their credentials this season and will surely spend again. But I see them more as solid than spectacular and they only managed to build such a lead because Arsenal and the other big clubs did not get going until well into the campaign.
Now it looks as though Arsenal and Man United are the two best teams in the league and I think this could prove to be the case next season as well. Louis van Gaal is set to spend fortunes again this summer, with a top class striker, creative midfielder and centre back set to go to Old Trafford. So I can understand why a former United great Eric Cantona is tipping them for the title, as reported by Sky Sports.
Wenger will also need to strengthen a few key positions and as long as he does, I can see a real power struggle develpoing between us and our old rivals in red. Martin Keown remembers those fierce battles between the two clubs well and he has told Sky Sports that the Gunners have what it takes to lift the famous trophy.
Do you agree that Arsenal and United will be the top two next season? And if so, how will we be able to cope with their spending power?