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Title Glory Looking Unlikely For Arsenal without New Signings

Having come from behind to secure a second place finish last season which saw them become the highest placed London outfit on the standings, the club will be keen on securing the Premier League title this season; a piece of silverware that has evaded the team for quite a while now.

The Gunners last won the League in 2004, in a season with a squad which was dubbed as the invincibles as they won the League in an unprecedented manner which is unlikely to happen again due to the substantial competitiveness of the Premier League.

Wenger was the man at the helm of affairs back then, and he had the talents of the legendary Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry available to him which certainly made his job as coach a lot easier but now with a misfiring Olivier Giroud and an inconsistent Mesut Ozil at his disposal Wenger has a lot of work to do before he can secure title glory once more.

This could very well be Wenger’s final season at the Emirates due to that fact that he’s yet to be handed a renewed contract which could be signalling an exit for the legendary Gunners boss.

He’s been with Arsenal through the good times and the bad, but with the way the modern football era is shaping up it's quite evident that Arsenal needs to bring in a manager who can win titles and not just be consistent with finishing in fourth place all the time.

The Wenger Transfer Crisis

Arsenal fans have lost faith in Wenger, and with good reason, due to his inability to sign quality players in the transfer window. So far this window, Wenger has only brought in Takuma Asano and Granit Xhaka with the former being a relatively unknown player and the latter being one of the hottest midfield prospects in Europe at the moment.

These signings are more or less a step in the wrong direction for Arsenal as Asano’s acquisition is not only unviable but also unnecessary as he may not have a lot to offer the team regarding goals.

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Xhaka, on the other hand, isn’t too concerned with getting his name on the scoresheet as his primary duty on the pitch is to control the tempo of the game and to set up chances for his teammates in a similar vein as Nemanja Matic at Chelsea with his impressive work rate and exquisite passing ability.

Arsene Wenger should’ve signed a proven striker in a bid to challenge for the title as he’s evidently nearing the end of his legendary spell as Arsenal boss; but despite the aura surrounding Wenger’s achievements till date, he has left many fans disgruntled due to his reluctance to bring in world-class talent.

It’s no secret that Arsenal fans are keen on seeing a more consistent forward led the line with Olivier Giroud misfiring on most occasions last season despite the presence of Mesut Ozil on the pitch.

Only a month ago, Giroud seemed primed to leave the Emirates Stadium with an exchange deal reportedly close to being completed which would’ve seen Gonzalo Higuain make the switch over to the Emirates.

As we all know, Higuain has now gone to ply his trade at Juventus leaving Arsenal stuck with Giroud and incompetent players up front. Arsenal’s best bet regarding consistently hitting the back of the net is Alexis Sanchez, who doesn’t seem to be in the best of form at the moment.

What Type Of Player Does Arsenal Need?

Goals are an essential part of the Premier League, every top team has a prolific striker, except Arsenal of course, who possess an average striker within their ranks.

It’ll be quite difficult for Arsenal to come up against the likes of Manchester City, United, and Chelsea because these sides are adequately prepared for the new season.

Judging by the way Arsenal lost to Liverpool on Sunday, it’s fair to say that the Gunners are far from being up to the task as far as the title race is concerned, but a few forays into the transfer market could solve that with relative ease.

Most of Arsenal’s problems will be fixed if Wenger opts to sign players before the window shuts in a couple of weeks; The North London outfit is in desperate need of a striker and a centre-back, with those two positions covered by highly-skilled players then there’s no doubt about the fact that Arsenal will be in with a shout of winning the title.

Wenger needs to adopt a tactic-oriented style of play which sees him go up against teams with a definite plan rather than just looking to outclass any team they face.

Change in Tactics

Going up against a team like West Brom, Arsenal’s direct approach will probably get the three points in the bag, although against a fellow top-four side the Gunners might find it hard to grab a decent result without a real gameplan which they apparently lacked at home to Liverpool.

For Arsenal to have a real chance at claiming EPL silverware this season, they have to sign players and adopt a set tactical ideology.

I predict that Arsenal will sign a least one player before the close of the window; Wenger will also be keen on exploiting the summer transfer window and on that note we might just be seeing a new-look Arsenal over the coming months.

Wenger is far from being a fan favourite right now, but if he can get Arsenal playing good football sooner rather than later then he might just be the man at the helm for many more seasons to come.

About the Author Moha

Hardcore fun of the beautiful game. Played soccer for different clubs in my country before hanging up my boots. Now writer for My Soccer HQ

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