Arsenal has started the EPL season with a bang! They are currently in first place on the EPL ladder but did lose their last match to Man Utd. Can Arsenal maintain this fine form, or will they struggle to beat the big-name teams? In this article, we are going to break down Arsenal’s chances of finishing 4 or better in the EPL.
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1. The Mikel Arteta Factor
Mikel Arteta is a fantastic manager who is universally loved by his players. The Spaniard is known for being extremely passionate about the game and being a genius tactician. As he is a young manager, he has that hunger to win trophies and, due to his long playing career, knows how to motivate and bond with players.
Arteta’s personality was key to Arsenal signing big stars. During his time as an assistant at Man City, Arteta bonded with a number of players. These relationships helped Arsenal sign Jesus and Zinchenko, who will talk about below. Last year Arsenal was so close to making the top 4. With Artera making the right adjustments, we expect them to come 3rd or 4th this year.
2. Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko
Arsenal has done a great job of signing new talent. They added former Man City striker Gabriel Jesus. Jesus has been electric for Arsenal, scoring goals and creating lots of chances for his teammates. The Brazilian brings a flair to Arsenal’s team, and he looks like he can score at any moment. Jesus is explosive with tremendous dribbling skills. If Arsenal is going to make the top 4, he needs to score lots of goals.
Arsenal has also shored up their defense by adding left-back Zinchenko. The Ukrainian is uber talented, and Kyle Walker said he was one of the most skilled players at Man City. Zinchenko is an incredibly technical player, and we expect him to give Arsenal great structure and register lots of assists.
3. Big Teams Are Struggling
One of the big reasons we think Arsenal will make the top 4 is that their rivals are struggling. Chelsea, Man Utd, and Liverpool have not had the best start to the season. None of these teams look particularly good, and Liverpool is a shell of its former self. However, Arsenal will still have to show they can beat these teams if they want to qualify for the Champions League.
We are confident that Arsenal will make the top 4. We predict Man City will win the league, Chelsea will come 2nd, and then Arsenal will come 3rd or 4th. It will be a close race as Arsenal, Man Utd, Tottenham, and Liverpool will all be in contention for those 3rd and 4th spots.