Will Arsenal Win the English Premier League

By: Nick Kershaw

With a horrifying injury to their most clinical finisher in the team and a heartbreaking last minute draw with Birmingham, the odds look increasingly stacked against Arsenal in their bid to reclaim the English Premier League title from arch rivals Manchester United. Injuries have taken their toll on the team, leading to inconsistent form and play on the field. Results have suffered tremendously as a result and despite establishing a five point lead at the top of the league just 2 weeks ago, this lead has now quickly been reduced to three points after the past weekend's matches. The players continue to lose their composure on and off the field, with uncharacteristic fights and shocking misses in front of goal.

As their fortunes keep plummeting, manager Arsene Wenger struggles to find a solution to all their problems.

While some sympathize with Arsenal and attribute much of their crisis to pure luck, part of the fault lies with the club management not to invest heavily on extra players for greater strength in depth. It is true that many of Arsenal's young players have great potential and talent, but the early season honeymoon is well and truly over, and the lack of experience and fitness have started to take their toll on willing spirits but unwilling legs.

The transfer window has also long gone, and Wenger might have to dig deeper into the psychological recesses of his proteges to extract miraculous performances for the rest of their season. Their UEFA Champions League hopes also hang in the balance after missing their chance to put incumbent champions AC Milan away in their home tie. With so many obstacles in their way and flagging resources, it might be solely up to Arsene Wenger to find a way out of this crisis. The fans and management of Arsenal have put their faith and hope in the Professor for many years, and will continue to do so. If the club manages to pull this one out of the hat this season, it would be one of Arsene Wenger's greatest, if not the greatest, achievements in his long and illustrious career.

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