Time for Arsenal to win title again

Time for Arsenal to win title again
Arsenal FC players greet supporters behind the banner saying "Thank you for the support" after their friendly match against Nagoya Grampus in Toyota.

It has been nine years since a team aside from Chelsea, Manchester United or Manchester City won the English Premier League. That could change this season thanks to Arsenal - who were the last side to break the Big Three's domination in 2004.

It is still early days of course but signs are that the Gunners, along with Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, finally have the firepower to last 38 matches.

The Big Three are plagued with issues which can be simply summed up - the managers do not know their best XIs. David Moyes looks out of depth - personally and in terms of his squad - at United.

Jose Mourinho has too many No. 10s at Chelsea and not a single quality No. 9 to tuck away all the chances created. City boss Manuel Pellegrini is coming to terms with the EPL's unforgiving nature. All-out attacking line-ups may have scared inferior opposition in Spain but in England, gaps at the back will be punished as Aston Villa proved over the weekend.

All this is music to the ears of Arsene Wenger, who has quietly assembled what could eventually be the Invincibles version 2.0. Mesut Oezil's signing was not just a boon for Arsenal's long-suffering fans.

Imagine the surge of confidence when the man who was Cristiano Ronaldo's chief architect at Real Madrid walked into the dressing room.

It is no coincidence that previous write-offs like Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud are in top form. Being on the same side as a world-class player makes you feel invincible.

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