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Arsenal set to win Premier League

Published:Saturday | January 28, 2023 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

The banter era is over. Arsenal is back and all guns are blazing. After their victories away to Tottenham Hotspur and at home to Manchester United, I am convinced that Arsenal will win the Premier League after 18 years. Thanks a lot, Pep Guardiola, Zinchenko and Jesus are bargain signings. Mikel Arteta, big up your whole self. He is the next footballing genius.

Arsène Wenger predicted Arteta as a future Arsenal manager, boy what a blessing! Wenger has done it again! Arsenal have always been criticised for being mentally weak, slow in the transfer market and, overall, a team of sons-in-law. Despite a history of fluid, attacking football, they have always been a defensively naive unit and absent from big fixtures against the ‘Top six’ and Champions League bigwigs, which has kept us in and around the ‘big club’ status but far from the ‘elite’ level.

Thanks to Unai Emery, the team has discovered talent like Saka and Martinelli, who deserves some credit for Arsenal’s rebuild and identifying major flaws in the running of Arsenal. After much clamouring to the owners, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment finally pumped investment into new backroom staff, players, infrastructure and an upgrade on the ‘self-sustaining’ model they depended on to pay off for the Emirates stadium during Wenger’s reign.

Technical director Edu Gaspar, apart from being an invincible and having Arsenal DNA, has absolutely led the charge from an administrative point of view by backing Arteta in his pursuit of the profile of players, promoting youth, clearing out deadwood players, rebuilding the connection of the club to the fans, and being strategic in the transfer market. Arsenal have surely learned from the past, such that no player will go into the last year of their contract undecided, discipline and passion when playing for Arsenal is a must, competition for places, an economically feasible wage bill and a swagger and ruthlessness to win, no matter the opposition or competition.

Arsenal must win football games without the referees, VAR, the FA, and those salty parrot pundits. The hate and jealousy on Arsenal can’t get worse than the penalty given when Wayne Rooney dived in 2004 at Old Trafford to end our unbeaten streak. Arteta is my manager, I love his antics on the touchline, the team is on top of the league!

KENDELL KARAN

Chaguanas

Trinidad and Tobago