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Monday, 3 August 2015

Are Arsenal Serious Contenders?

Arsenal kick started the return of high profile football in England with a long awaited victory over bitter rivals Chelsea in the 2015/2016 premier league season raiser the Community shield which is more or less a glorified friendly thanks to a 24th minutes strike from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Arsene Wenger's men have been in fine form throughout the course of their pre season winning all their games and scoring whenever they want. They also made sure all their goals counted for something as they lifted the Premier Malaysia trophy and the Emirate Cup traditionally hosted on their home ground the Emirate stadium notably thrashing French side Lyon 6- 0.
Considering the Gunners form towards the end of the 2014/2015 season and their recent form placing emphasis on the arrival of experience goal keeper Petr Cech who at his age looks better than anything Arsenal have ever placed in between the sticks since the departure of David Seaman.
Most Arsenal fans feel their team are ready to compete at the highest level as they try to forget what happened last season.
The 2014–15 season was Arsenal's 23rd season in the Premier League and 95th consecutive season in the top flight of English football.  An inconsistent start to the league season ended any realistic hopes for the Premier League title as Arsenal only won two out of their first eight games. Inconsistency plagued Arsenal throughout the first half of the campaign, not helped by numerous injuries to important players. At one stage, Arsenal were as low as eighth heading into early December. This would later haunt them as they mounted a superb recovery during the second half of the season where they won eight league games in a row becoming the in-form side of the division. Ultimately though, the gap between themselves and leaders Chelsea was too much, the points dropped during the inconsistent first half of the season proving too much to recover.

The gunners will be hoping this 2015/2016 will be their season as they look to the bright side of life, with the long contract dispute between Arsenal Fc and Theo Walcott and that of experienced midfielder Santi Carzola finally sorted out. With a well rested Alex Sanchez returning after winning the Coppa America with his national team Chile. Not forgetting the goal scoring instinct of French striker Oliver Giroud.


BELOW IS ARSENAL STATS FOR THE 2014/2015 SEASON. 

Arsenal Seasonal Stats

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