Three reasons why Arsenal are serious title challengers
After the transfer window closed, attention turned to the squads that all the big clubs had created, and provided to the Premier League that they would be using this season. Arsenal were no different, and theirs included new signings Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi.
While some of the keenest observations turned to the two Manchester clubs, could this Arsenal squad become the group that wins the Premier League for the first time in over a decade?
Over the next few pages, here are three reasons why Arsenal should be described as Premier League candidates.
They finished second last season – and have improved
Of course, Arsenal were pretty fortunate to finish second last campaign, but that is where they did end up nonetheless. Since then, The Gunners have improved their squad. A new striker has arrived in the form of Lucas Perez, and a new experienced centre-back has come in too. Added to that is the £30 million man Granit Xhaka and Arsenal now have an improved squad.
If a team that finished second last season has strengthened their ranks, then logic suggests they should be challenging. Whether or not the two Manchester clubs have improved more will be a factor come May, but for now, Arsenal should be a team that is on the up and one of the favourites to challenge.
If they can use the experience of winning the FA Cup to maintain a successful title-challenge, then they could be celebrating come May.
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