Arsenal will want to mount a huge title challenge for the 2015/16 league campaign.
I mean, let’s face it, it will be anything but easy to wrestle the league crown off Chelsea.
For starters, Manchester United are back in business now making their return back into Europe’s top competition - the Champions League - and they have already began their transfer dealings while their neighbours Manchester City will also strengthen their squad after finishing the season trophy less.
I haven’t even mentioned Liverpool yet who had an absolute diabolical season so the Anfield club will need to continue building strong side.
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is Arsenal will have to do something pretty spectacular to bring the League trophy to their home for the first time since 2004.
Arsenal have paid off their stadium costs after moving to the Emirates in 2006. Now they need to spend big like their rivals. They have flashed the cash in the previous few campaigns bringing in Mesut Ozil in 2013 and Alexi Sanchez and Danny Welbeck in 2014.
But Arsene Wenger has to realise this is still not enough to be title contenders. Although Petr Cech is a crucial purchase from the Gunners they still need some more top notch players, including a prolific goal scorer to partner Olivier Giroud up front.
The London club need to be consistent throughout the whole of the campaign. They often start slow at the start of the season and then blow away teams like they did last season. But to be champions you need to be winning staright from the first whistle.
Grind out results
When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. Although for Arsenal, that is not the case, instead they end up struggling and dropping points.
They need the ability to grind out the wins when they are not playing well. Chelsea did it numerous times when they went through a sticky patch and managed to come out on top on most occasions.
Stay Injury free
The medical team at Arsenal need to keep their players fit. Arsenal have quality players in their squad but they are so injury-prone it’s unbelievable. Jack Wilshere has bags of talent but spends most of his time with the Physios rather than on the pitch.
Theo Walcott’s lightening pace could enhance Arsenal’s title credentials but is mainly injured and when he does play he plays on the wings rather than as a centre-forward, his preferred role.
Then there’s Abou Diaby who was once dubbed the new “Patrick Vieira”, has hardly featured for the Gunners, poor bloke.
There just a few pointers that Arsenal need to address, take those on board and they could be Premier league champions next season.
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