5 Players Who Will Win Premier League For Arsenal
5 Key Players For Arsenal's Title Challenge
Arsene Wenger's men are looking to end a trophy drought stretching back to their 2005 F.A Cup victory over rivals Manchester United at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Currently one point clear of Manchester City at the top of the league with 18 games to play, this season represents Arsenal's best chance of winning the Premier League in recent memory.
While teams around them have faltered at various stages, Arsenal have been the most consistent side in the league averaging 2.25 points per game. Chelsea, United and City all brought in new managers during the summer and Arsenal's continuity with Wenger at the helm is paying off thus far.
United appear to be in a state of transition as David Moyes has struggled enormously since taking over the reins from Sir Alex Ferguson. United are currently languishing in seventh place, 11 points behind the Gunners.
City have arguably the best squad in the league and are formidable at the Etihad Stadium. City have won all 10 of their home games and are averaging 3.8 goals per game. They have already hit seven past Norwich City, and six past Arsenal and Tottenham. Their away form, on the other hand, has been less than spectacular. A lowly four wins away from home has kept the light blues from running away with the league this season.
Chelsea started their league campaign looking rather out of sorts as Jose Mourinho began his second spell in charge of the West London club. Things have picked up recently however, with just one defeat in 10, leaving Chelsea third with 43 points.
If Arsenal are to win the fight for Premier League dominance these five players must be at their best.
Szczesny has been brilliant all season and seems to have eradicated the rash decision-making which plagued him during his early years at the club. He has adopted a commanding presence at the back and his total of nine clean sheets is the best in the league.
After a shaky start to life in London, Mertesacker has emerged as one of the best central defenders in Europe. His ability to read the game and identify danger is second to none and he is one of the more vocal outfielders at Arsenal. Mertesacker is great at defending set pieces and has even chipped in with two goals at the other end of the field.
Arsenal's record signing generated a buzz of excitement among Arsenal fans and the £42.5m star has lived up to expectations. Ozil has four goals and seven assists in the league, despite missing the first three fixtures and will play a big part in Arsenal's title challenge.
Ramsey has been a revelation this year. He has already scored eight league goals from midfield this season, having scored just three in his first two seasons at the club. Currently on the sidelines with a thigh problem, Wenger will hope to have the 23-year-old back on the pitch as soon as possible.
The Frenchman has been carrying the goal-scoring burden up front for much of the season and must continue his fine form if Arsenal are going to remain title contenders. The return of Lukas Podolski is good news for Giroud, who had previously relied on goals coming from midfield. With Theo Walcott out for the rest of the season, another striker may enter the fold in January to help carry the workload.