New Signings Could Shore Up Arsenal’s Title Chances of Success
Following the Boxing Day matches, Arsenal is sitting pretty at the top of the tables despite a surprise loss to Southampton. As the team looks to shore up its chances of taking home the title, the rumours are beginning to swirl concerning potential signings for 2016. It’s no surprise that the team is looking to reenforce its chances with some new blood this January given the injury situation of the Gunners.
The club is still missing several of its key players due to injury, and they include strikers Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck in addition to several important midfielders such as Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky, Francis Coquelin, Jack Wilshere, and Mikel Arteta. These are all world-class stars and it’s something of a minor miracle that the Gunners have been performing as well as they have given these absences.
Arsenal is currently looking at its best chances of taking home a Premier League title in more than a decade and with the right January signings, this dream could very much become a reality. Arsenal is already looking at a backup to Coquelin in the signing of Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny from FC Basel. Elneny is a tireless defensive midfielder who will provide the necessary backbone that Arsenal’s midfield needs to retain its title hopes through the second half of the season.
Despite the impressive form of French forward Olivier Giroud in the absence of Sanchez, the team still desperately needs another reliable striker should the worst happen. Apparently, manager Arsene Wenger had been hoping that the necessary player would come in the form of Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi. Those dreams have been dashed, though, as his agent has said Lavezzi won’t be leave PSG until at least the summer when his current contract expires.
Arsenal is currently first in the league and is tied with Leicester City for points, though the Gunners have the edge on goal differential. Arsenal previously won the Premier League title in 2004, and the only teams potentially standing in the way of the Gunners are Leicester and Manchester City. Sure, Chelsea is doing all it can to stay in the top flight, but that hasn’t accounted for much. Additionally, there’s the lackluster performance from Manchester United, who we doubt will make much of an impact moving forward.
If Arsenal can manage to maintain its current form, there’s a very real possibility that the lads from the Emirates will be hoisting the Premier League trophy come May. Some are already beginning to plan the celebrations and a date has been set for the Gunner’s potential parade. We sincerely hope it isn’t a case of counting your chickens before they hatch.
We’ll see what happens once the January transfer window officially opens. That being said, it’s exciting that Arsenal is finally willing to open its purse for some much-needed new players. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that the second half of the season will go as well as the first.
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