After a positive Summer transfer window, backed up with last year’s FA Cup triumph, expectations for the campaign ahead were high at the Emirates. However, after an indifferent start to the season, some have doubted Arsenal’s capability to challenge for this year’s title. Here are three reasons why Arsenal will be in the Championship hunt come May.
1. The return of Theo Walcott
Had Walcott stayed fit throughout last season then the Gunners chances of winning the league would’ve been far higher. The winger is a vital outlet in the side and is one of the most experienced players at the club. His pace provides an extra dimension to the Arsenal attack and his goal record from a wide position speaks for itself. When Özil played with Walcott last-term they seemed to gradually develop a telepathic understanding with each other, and this partnership could be crucial in propelling Arsenal back closer to the summit of the Premiership.