Next season promises to be another exciting, entertaining and enthralling Premier League campaign for Arsenal Football Club.
Here are just 5 reasons why Gooners’ around the globe have reasons to be excited ahead of the 2012/13 season.
1. Arsenal are guaranteed a place in the Champions League group stage, meaning no qualification fixture will disrupt the club’s pre-season.
2. Jack Wilshere will return from injury. The future England captain is one of the most exciting talents Arsenal have produced in recent years.
3. New signing Lukas Podolski looks likely to partner Robin van Persie upfront. Goals are almost guaranteed from the exciting German and Dutch frontmen.
4. Deadwood will be sold. The likes of Sebastien Squillaci, Nicklas Bendtner, Carlos Vela, Manuel Almunia and many more are on their way out the club, subsequently freeing up squad places and wages.
5. Big players want to come to Arsenal. Yann M’Vila has been heavily linked with Arsenal and could be one of several showpiece signings this summer.
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