The dry spell for Premier League silverware for Arsenal dates back to 2004 when Arsene Wenger last clinched the trophy for the club. It seems The Gunners have a shot at winning the title this season, with the currently in-form Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
The duo stand out as exceptional attacking footballers who, when 100 percent fit and correctly used, have what it takes to catapult their team from the top four and compete for the title to shake up this season’s online betting odds.
Aaron Ramsey is another talented player for the Gunners, he scored 15 goals in the 2013-14 season and helped Wales to make it to the semi-finals of Euro 2016. Yet, during last weekend’s game against Manchester United, we saw the box-to-box midfielder struggling to to use his influence from the left wing, and this raised questions from many Arsenal fans about his inclusion in the side.
Alex Iwobi has played tremendously well in that position this season, losing his place to Ramsey, who failed to impress at Old Trafford.
Currently, Ramsey’s influence on the team is still shaky, as Arsene Wenger is still struggling to find his best midfield combination, made even harder with the injury to Santi Cazorla.
Ozil could be seen as an obstacle to Ramsey’s regular inclusion to the squad, but with a 4-3-3 formation that Chelsea constantly used with Lampard, the midfielder’s prayers could be answered. As such, the German could play a little more on the left side of the field, as the Welshman drifts in the middle with Sanchez on the right and away from Iwobi, Walcott and Olivier Giroud.
Ramsey could reinforce his position just ahead of two central midfielders, while feeding the three strikers, especially the central one with his well-timed runs.
A different far-reaching solution for the Gunners is adopting the Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 formation for the Blues just like Wales did to accommodate both Ramsey and Gareth Bale in the same squad. This could be a gamble for Wenger because he has always preferred having at least four defenders in most of his formations.
Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal could make a strong defensive line, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs, Bellerin, or even Walcott operating as wingbacks. The midfield could have a perfect combination of Xhaka, Cazorla, Elneny, and Coquelin, as Ozil and Ramsey could freely play behind Giroud or Sanchez.
Even though some might criticize the reorganization of Arsenal’s squad to accommodate Ramsey, the midfielder’s performances at Euro 2016 made an impact for Bale and he could be the missing piece of the puzzle to win the league this season.
In my opinion, Wenger should make the most of Ramsey, Ozil and Sanchez to keep up with Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City as the Premier League season rolls on.