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Arsenal fans were counting on Wenger to take advantage of Chelsea’s struggles and win the Premier League last season.
They were every bit as surprised as the rest of the world that Leicester walked away with the trophy. With Manchester United and their City rivals investing huge amounts in star players over the season break, they had to tone down their expectations. Even so, hope was very much alive in their hearts and many feel that they’ve been robbed of it after losing to Chelsea.
Offensive Players Win Matches, Not Trophies
Arsenal has the best scoring record in the entire Premier League, but still trail Chelsea by 12 points. At the highest level, a stellar offensive lineup can only carry you that far. It’s a shame that the Gunners have to abandon their hopes of winning the trophy, but there’s a silver lining. The bookmakers recommended here have also revised their predictions and the odds on Arsenal to win the title have soared.
With fewer objectives in their crosshairs, Wenger can better allocate the resources available. A place on the podium is good enough to secure another Champions League berth next season. Sanchez, Walcott and Giroud will need to put their offensive prowess to good use in the Champions League. The match against Bayern Munich looms large and the double legged round will determine how this season goes down in football history books.
One Critical Week for Arsenal
The second half of February is critical for Arsenal who needs to avoid a lopsided defeat in Germany against Bayern. Wenger needs his high-powered offensive to come out firing on all cylinders and score at least once to give the team a fighting chance in the second leg. This is arguably the most important match in February, but Arsenal can’t afford to take the games against Hull and Sutton United lightly. Both need to be won to secure vital Premier League points and a swift passage the next stage of the FA cup.
Even if everything goes according to the plan, it will be just a warm-up for that one critical week in early March. In a span of only four days, Arsenal travels to Liverpool and then welcomes Bayern Munich for the second leg. It’s almost ironic that all the hard work and effort of Arsenal players can ultimately be judged based on the results of those two games.
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