Mikel Arteta has come out today and said that Arsenal can win the Premier League title this season and, for the first time in years, I actually believe the same thing.
He has said that Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez will play key roles in a season where we can be expected to turn more than a few heads.
Of course, in seasons gone by, we have always shone brightly, but the embers of our title hopes have been extinguished as the seasons had progressed.
This year, it will be different. Our players’ injury records have been improving steadily as the years have gone by, and instead of selling off our big stars to compensate for the money we spent on the Emirates stadium, we are now starting to reap the benefits of our big money stadium and can compete with the financial superpowers of Europe.
So, with more money to spend (and thus, greater squad depth and quality), with major star quality like Alexis Sanchez, and with our trusted manager, Arsene Wenger, I think Mikel Arteta is spot on with his statement of intent for us to make an assault on this season’s Premier League title. We can definitely win it! Come On You Gunners!