Arsenal seems to have quietly staked a claim on this year’s Premier League title with the swift and somewhat understated signings of Corzola, Giroud and Podolski. Perhaps the departure of Van Persie cajoled the Arsenal boardroom into action with Wenger a pleased observer.
Arsenal have acquired a crop of attacking players that can compete ‘technically’ with the best in Europe. They already had the likes of Arteta and Song displaying unprecedented passing efficiency but now they have Corzola to add that extra touch of class.
Other English and European teams seem to be either stalling or downright stagnating so Arsenal’s latest push for supremacy could be perfectly timed. This is surely Wenger’s best side since the likes of Henry, Bergkamp and Vieira demonstrated nothing short of some of the finest football the game has ever seen. Arsenal’s new breed may not be as direct or cavalier as the school of 2001/2004, but they will play the kind of Tiki-Taka possession at all costs game of Europe’s finest.
Arteta and Wilshere have long been two of England’s finest technical players – despite Wilshere’s young age plus Oxlade Chamberlain is one of England’s finest young talents and Walcott can provide raw pace when needed.
The blend is there for a fine season and anyone with an eye on the odds, on offer from the modern array of bookies and online casino, will see that they are generally over 12/1 for this year’s championship. While checking the odds, you could also try a casino game or two. There are even football themed pokies on some sites, some of the slots even celebrating the nostalgic past of teams like Arsenal.
The 2012/13 season is very much a step into the unknown with Man United seeming to fade and City as yet still to truly establish themselves.