For the better part of the season, Arsenal have been the real deal. Prior to this season. For at least the last five seasons, Liverpool and Manchester City have fought for the league title. Though Liverpool have only lifted the league once, twice they’ve missed out on the league title to the Citizens by a point.
This season Liverpool were out of the picture; they’ve been poor most of the season. Arsenal took part in the title race in their. With the Gunners giving the Manchester Blues a run for their money, at one point even being 8 points clear of them.
However, after a poor run in April, Arsenal lost all the favour they had in taking the PL title home. Just like Liverpool failed four other times in the last five seasons, Arsenal will not manage to get the better of City unless something special happens between now and May 28th.
All Arsenal may have to do is take what they learned this season, go in the summer, recruit well, and come next season, find a way to win the title race. While the thought next season is that the battle for the league will be between Arteta and Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp has hinted he is returning his side to the title race conversation. Speaking to the media on Friday (for the clash against Leicester), Klopp described why teams shouldn’t be dismissive of his team next season.
“There are two games a season, maybe with cups three, four, or five, when you play City, Arsenal, and the others,” he said as quoted by the Independent.
“There are five million ways to win a football game; you only have to find one. A successful season is you are ready for all the games, that you can win 25-odd games.
“If City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Newcastle, Tottenham, Man United are all involved in that 25 then it is even better.
“But it is about: can we create a team who can win the majority of the games? Yes, we can. It was never about what the other teams do.
“We didn’t become champions by a point twice, and there will be some people who say it was because we didn’t have this player in that moment.
“Getting 90-odd points is absolutely insane, pretty special, and no one should take these things for granted.
“The top seven get even closer together, it will be more difficult and more competitive.
“It doesn’t make it easier, but everyone with a good idea has a chance to be part of it. If you are part of the battle up there, then you can win it as well.”
Liverpool have, in recent weeks, found their brilliance. They are on a run of six wins out of six. Many had ruled them out of Champions League football, but if they win the rest of their games and either Newcastle or Manchester United lose two of their remaining games, they’ll finish in the top 4 and play Champions League football.
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