Arsene Wenger's patient approach to building a title-winning side at Arsenal could pay off

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Arsene Wenger - the Premier League's longest-serving manager with three Premier League titles to his name and mastermind behind the famous 'Invincibles' of the 2003/04 season.

For more than a decade, though, the Gunners have failed to replicate such success in England's top flight, with the finger frequently pointed at the club's manager for a lack of transfer activity.

The Frenchman's eventual departure will undoubtedly sadden fans, but there's reason to feel excited - he could bow out with a Premier League title.


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Following the marquee signings of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Petr Cech, Arsenal finally have a squad capable of becoming English champions, featuring a blend of experience, youth and world-class. 

It appears Wenger's stubborn and often bewildering approach to transfer windows could finally be paying off. January arrival Mohamed Elneny has been met by confusion by football fans, yet the reason behind his signing is simple.

Arsenal have an excellent defensive midfielder in Francis Coquelin, and whilst he's currently injured, the fact remains Wenger only needed to sign sufficient cover for the Frenchman rather than a replacement - and Elneny fits the billing perfectly. 

Wenger has built a squad with quality cover in each and every position possible, and one that's undoubtedly capable of Premier League success.

Leicester City, Manchester City and Tottenham are the Gunners' biggest challengers for the title, yet Arsenal appear to be the most consistent of the four. Fans are confident of domestic success and rightly so, but focus and discipline must remain under Wenger.

The Frenchman has frustrated fans, but the wait could finally be over. The signings he has made in recent years all point towards a Premier League master plan that could pay dividends this season.

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