As an Arsenal fan for more than a decade, I really don't fancy their title chances this season, nor the next. In fact for the last few seasons, the new blood though showing tremendous improvement just lack that mental strength to challenge the tougher teams like Man U and Chelsea. One thing those 2 team has is they really 'fight' when they play, maybe its psychological but when I see Arsenal play against MU or C, I really feel it is boys against men. They simply get pushed around.
Unlike the days when the midfield is marshalled by the dominating Vieira, or the defence so nicely packed by Adams and of course the ever wonderful King Henry and Bergkamp. The current Arsenal squad is a pale shadow of its predecessor.
At best they are now comprised of a few talented individuals namely Fabregas, Arshavin, the rest lacks character to shine on their own. But you cant win the title based on a few people. Its a team effort.
Arsene has been using the same excuses for so long I don't even need to read what he says nowadays. His constant refusal to purchase players is getting ridiculous and I feel players are getting complacent about their place in the 1st team.
I hope the board does something drastic to wake everybody up including Arsene, or it will be the same story next season.
And I oso dont fancy their visit to Stamford Bridge this Sunday. My prediction, 2-0 to Chelsea, though I would love to be proven wrong.