5 Reasons why Arsenal could win the Premier League
A brief analysis of why Arsenal fans can be confident about their team's chances of winning the Premier League
For the first time in a very long while, Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal side are not being seen as title challengers.
Given the huge amounts of money spent by rivals (Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City) and the fact that the others (Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur) have been able to keep their star players, the Gunners were not tipped for the title at all.
An underwhelming transfer campaign saw the arrival of Alexander Lacazette from Lyon as the only high-value acquisition. Sead Kolasinac was brought in on a free from Schalke while the rumours about the situations of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Özil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (who eventually moved to Liverpool) dominated the headlines.
The poor start where the team lost two of its three opening games certainly contributed to the doom and gloom scenario but a run of no losses and 3 wins in the last 4 games suggests that the team has turned a corner.
#1 The attacking potency has been enhanced
Whisper it quietly but Arsenal as an attacking force, are up there with the best in the land.
Only a few teams in the league (probably Manchester City) have the depth and variety of attacking weapons that Arsenal have and if they can be combined properly, pose a threat that will provide goals.
Though the team has posted three goalless encounters in their first seven league games, this can be viewed as a result of bad tactics rather than the quality of the attack.
In Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott, Arsenal have speedy players capable of stretching defences.
In Olivier Giroud & Alex Lacazette, they have two front men who are capable of being effective either on their own or in tandem. One should not forget the playmaking genius of Mesut Özil (yes, he is still a very good player), the goal scoring runs of Alex Iwobi and Aaron Ramsey and most importantly, the goal, assists and workrate of a fit-again Alexis Sanchez