Last season Arsenal were tipped to come fifth in the Premier League after losing to Tottenham in March 2-1. 

This left them seven points adrift of Tottenham and five points off the last Champions league spot with 10 games to go. 

However, from then on Arsene Wenger brought the team together and in those last 10 games Arsenal had the best points tally of the whole league, winning eight times and drawing two. 

Wenger will be looking to bring this type of form into next season and if they do then Arsenal will have to be considered genuine title contenders. There are also other encouraging signs that could help Arsenal regain dominance again. 

Firstly, four of the teams that finished in the top six last season have changed their manager. David Moyes has taken over at Manchester United after doing an outstanding job at Everton. But Moyes never won a trophy with Everton and he will need some bedding in time at the league champions. 

This goes for all the new managers around Arsene Wenger, Pellegrini engineering at Manchester City, Mourinho's return to a new look Chelsea and Roberto Martinez's passing style at Everton. 

Arsenal could take advantage of their loyalty to Wenger and capitalise at the start of next season putting them in a strong position to become Premier League champions again.

Secondly, the new managers will also have to make the teams their own and therefore make some signings. Moyes’ previous experiences in the transfer market with Everton have been surrounded by red tape due to their financial situation. 

Now at Manchester United he has the financial backing but that doesn't mean he will be able to sign the right players to help the team progress. Arsene Wenger also has financial backing this year as well, with many reporting he will have £70million to spend if he needs it. Wenger has an improving squad already and with a bit more strength in depth he could easily have a title contending squad.

Last season he acquired Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud. Cazorla was arguably one of the signings of the season scoring 12 times and assisted a further 11 from midfield. 

Lukas Podolski started his Arsenal career amassing 11 goals and nine assists in the Premier League. Finally Olivier Giroud had a tough time to begin with at Arsenal but grew into his job as their centre forward and scored 11 times and assisted three goals. 

Arsene Wenger shows no sign of selling the likes of these players and is looking to only add to his squad. If Wenger uses his money wisely and adds a centre-back to work well with Thomas Vermaelen and Laurent Koscielny, a midfielder to help Santi Carzola and then a prolific striker, of which there are some on the market at the moment, then Arsene Wenger could build one of the strongest squads since the 'Invincibles'.

Overall, with the changes going on around Arsene Wenger's Arsenal and the fact that they have an ever-improving squad with the likes of Theo Walcott and the maturing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arsenal could genuinely have a squad that is more than capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.


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