Arsene Wenger was put under heavy criticism in the previous season as fans of Arsenal wanted the club to end their goal drought of 9 years but the Frenchman managed to end it by lifting the FA Cup as they defeated Hull City. Ever since that title win things have been going better and better for the Frenchman and for Arsenal.
Arsenal defeated Manchester City as they went on securing the Community Shield silverware and have kicked off the new season of the Premier League with a 2-1 triumph over Crystal Palace.
The summer transfer window for Arsenal saw the Premier League club signing Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, Calum Chambers and Hector Bellerin. It certainly has not been an overwhelming spending spree so far but it has been a fairly good one.
Alexis Sanchez will provide his new club a new attacking dimension to the English team and the former Barcelona player was one of the most sought out targets in the transfer market. Arsene Wenger has said that all of these new additions to the squad and their recently Community Shield victory has given the team life and boosted their confidence.
Wenger expressed his enthusiasm towards the new season of the Premier League as he told reporters: “We have more confidence than at the beginning of last season but our opponents have also strengthened so it’s hard to predict. The balance of power in the Premier League is a bit more even than it was five or six years ago. With Financial Fair Play added to the fact that we have more financial power than five years ago, it gives us a better chance. Last season and this, it has changed. We have had the financial power to do it. But in the seasons before, we could not’’
One of the things that affected most the team of Arsene Wenger during the previous campaign was the consistent number of injuries but almost all of his key players are fully recovered and with these new arrivals to the squad, even if injuries does hit the squad once more, it won’t make such a huge impact this time around.