Arsenal have experienced a tremendous improvement since last season and are touted by their fans and by some of the neutrals to go on to clinch a trophy for the first time since 2005.
This article looks at why Arsenal will fall agonisingly short once again. Though the arrivals of Mesut Ozil and Mathieu Flamini have rejuvenated Arsenal, their troubles could arise again.
The main issue at hand is their lack in depth if key figures were to sustain an injury or get suspended for big matches. Arsene Wenger would be forced to rely on inconsistent and inexperienced players.
With no out-and-out centre-forward to replace Oliver Giroud, Arsenal need to buy a striker in January if they wish to keep up their title challenge.
Another area of concern is their inadequate defensive players. Arsenal only have three central defenders to rotate.
Fatigue will be a major issue, with both domestic and European games to be played in 2014. With most other squads having four to five central defenders, Arsenal need to buy a central defender as well.
Their biggest threat to the title will be Manchester City, who have the best squad in the Premier League. Arsenal have a run of easy fixtures until February with no mid-week Champions League to worry about.
If Arsenal slip up during this time, it will cost the trophy once again.
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