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There is something brewing at Arsenal. A possible resurgence of the Gunners' glory years when Henry and Co. formed the "Invincibles" and won the 2003/4 season without losing a single game.
Gone are the days of a lack of funds needed to compete in the transfer market. Yes the odd player still joins Manchester City but this year Arsene Wenger has brought in top quality players to the Emirates with the EPL title firmly in his sight.
Before their FA Cup triumph last season, Arsenal last won a trophy in 2005.
Nine years on and £470m later, the price of Emirates Stadium to date, the French boss has been worked tirelessly to build a side capable of winning the league title.
Last season Arsenal fans could not believe their eyes when Wenger secured the services of the now World Cup winner Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. A deal that no one could see coming and made Gooners believe their trophy drought would soon come to an end.
The Ozil signing brought about a new lease of life for many of the Arsenal players. Some scintillating performances followed with Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud all benefiting from playing alongside Ozil.
Ramsey the most stand-out of all before a thigh problem derailed his fine season.
Koscielny also looks like a different kind of defender alongside another German World Cup winner Per Mertesacker, they complement each other so well at the back. Wojciech Szczesny came to Arsenal’s rescue a number of times last season and the 24-year-old looks to be improving all the time.
Giroud scored 22 goals last season in all competitions compared to his 17 in his debut season. He is already off the mark with a stunning goal against City, I expect him to be hungry for more goals.
Arsene Wenger's activity in the transfer window has signaled his side's intentions that this could be the London club's turn to win the EPL title.
The transfer of the season so far, despite Barcelona’s big bite of securing Luis Suarez, is Arsenal's capture of Chilean attacker Alexis Sanchez, his arrival has Gunners' fans confident that they are going to win the EPL with ease.
Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina had a fantastic World Cup and helped his home nation go as far as the quarter-finals. He and Szczesny will push for first choice goalkeeper, which creates fresh competition and hopefully many clean sheets to come.
19-year-old Calum Chambers brought in from Southampton looks to be mature beyond his years while Mathieu Debuchy will fill the void left by Bacary Sagna, who joined City with former teammates Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri.
Arsenal still need to buy more players as their squad depth will likely get tested through the usual variety of injuries they inevitably suffer.
The transfer window is still open for two more weeks and who knows what Wenger has up that long terrible looking jacket.
In the meantime, Arsenal continue to push themselves towards more silverware and the Twitter hashtag, “Wenger Out” remains something of the past (for now).
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