We have all marveled at Leicester City's success this season. They have beaten all the so called big teams in the Premier League and have shown us all that money pales in importance compared with passion and desire. This attitude seems to have almost secured Leicester champion status.
Whilst the big teams have failed this season, there is no doubt that this will change next year. They have been given a wake up call, and most have given some sort of reply. We say all because we can easily exclude Arsenal from this.
Chelsea have sacked Jose Mourinho as it did not seem to be working for one reason or another, and have appointed Antonio Conte, a man with a history of success with currently the biggest club in Italy. Manchester City have appointed Pep Guardiola who's CV speaks for itself, and Manchester United seem to be continuously linked with Mourinho, who will surely guarantee silverware.
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Meanwhile, Arsenal have had a season that was ever so slightly familiar, and it looks like next season could serve more of the same.
Once again, we believed that this could be the year that Wenger finally leads Arsenal to the Premier League trophy, after failing to hit those heights since 2004, but once again, they fell short.
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So that begs the question, why Arsenal cannot sustain a title challenge?
They have been constantly unlucky with injuries, yet if anything is for certain, it will be that the majority of Arsenal fans are sick of Wenger. His claims that Arsenal cannot compete financially with the likes of Chelsea and Man City have now been rubbished after Leicester's success. His tactics are out of date, yet seems in refusal to adapt.
Next season, there will be a buzz around the Premier League.
It looked as though English football was on the verge of a crisis at one point in the season. As great as Leicester's success is, the performances by the big teams is disappointing, and our recent history in Europe has been no where near as it has in the past (although final appearances from Man City and Liverpool in the Champions League and Europa League respectively would resolve that). Yet, there will be a breath of fresh air next season as teams embark on a new era that looks very promising.
Meanwhile Arsenal remain with Wenger, will play some beautiful football at some point of the season making us all wonder if it could be the year, and then ultimately finish 4th.
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