Despite an array of attacking and creative talent in, Arsenal’s defence remains their Achilles heel and deters their title challenge every season. And former Gunner Alan Smith reckons that this is the reason why his former club will not be crowned champions of England any time soon.
‘I can see them having a good run – they have done it in years gone by.
‘But I can’t see them getting the kind of results that give them that proper belief that they are title challengers.
‘I think they are better going forward now but I don’t see them as a title-challenging team.’
Smith is right, unless Arsenal sort out their defensive frailties they will always fall short of winning the Premier League title – even if they have one of the strongest attacks in the league. The club have cash to splash, it’s up to Wenger to utilize it though.
If Wenger truly wants to bring the Premier League title back to the Emirates within the next two seasons then he needs to tighten up at the back and become more tactful against teams like Stoke and Hull.