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Arsenal can emulate Manchester United's success

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Man Utd's success was down to other teams fearing them.

Since the dawn of the Premier League era Manchester United have always been at or close to the summit of the table come the seasons end.

This type of consistency takes time to develop and few teams in any sport across the world could match the success the Red Devils have have come to expect every season.

In my opinion this was all down to Sir Alex Ferguson and the mindset he was able to put in his players minds in even when they were up against it.

During his tenure, teams would dread visiting Old Trafford as they would usually end up on the end of a drubbing or convincing defeat. Ever since Sir Alex's departure, that fear factor seems to of slowly drifted away. 

It appears unlikely a team will dominate in such a fashion that United have done in recent years due to the new found competitiveness of the Premier League.

The emergence of Manchester City and the revival of Arsenal mean the elite top four no longer exists.

Even Liverpool are slowly coming back to their best under Brendan Rodgers. The league is as unpredictable as ever. Just look at Man City, world beaters at home but struggling for form in away games. 

Arsenal are in a great position to take advantage of the speed bumps other teams are facing by creating a sizeable gap between them and the chasing pack.

The confidence in the squad as shown by their performances this season is the perfect foundation for a real title push lasting right to the end.

If they can keep up with the consistent performances they have been giving out so far this season they will be still in it come May of 2014. 

The two main things that will put them in pole position to win the title this year is for one, not being afraid to flex their financial muscle again after the marquee signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in the summer.

It's obvious to the fans and Arsene Wenger that reinforcements are needed up front to cover Olivier Giroud should the Frenchman get an injury, as Nicklas Bendtner simply doesn't make the cut.

But what's really important to Arsenal is being able to instil fear in their opponents coming into games as Manchester United have done so well over the years giving them a psychological advantage even when on paper, man for man, their team appeared weaker.

If Arsenal can make victory at the Emirates seem like a daunting task for visiting teams, then not only do they have a great opportunity for silverware this season but also in years to come. 

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