Can Arsenal end their Premier League title drought this season?

Arsenal went into this season aiming to win the Premier League title for the first time since the remarkable ‘Invincibles’ campaign in 2003/04.

They were in contention for much of last season, before running out of steam on the run-in to allow Manchester City to power past them.

However, a 1-0 home victory over the reigning champions has sparked talk that Arsenal are finally ready to end their long wait to lift the prestigious trophy again.

The result left the Gunners level on points with Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the table, with Man City just a couple of points adrift in third place.

Online bookmakers are still backing Pep Guardiola’s side, making them 8/11 favourites to win the title for the fourth successive season.

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Having come out on top in their most recent outing against City, the Gunners could be forgiven for fancying their chances of delivering a winning return for punters this season.

Arsenal nullified the threat of Man City’s potent attack, with William Saliba and Gabriel demonstrating why they are one of the best defensive pairings in the Premier League.

They needed to be at their best, with on-loan goalkeeper David Raya looking extremely nervous on several occasions during the game.

While Raya kept a clean sheet, it will be intriguing to see whether he will be able to handle the pressure of playing for a title-challenging team over the next few months.

Manager Mikel Arteta seems intent on keeping Raya as his number one ahead of Aaron Ramsdale but may live to regret that decision as the season progresses.

Saliba and Gabriel were not alone in making things difficult for City, with Declan Rice producing one of his best performances since joining the club this summer.

The former West Ham United midfielder was neat and tidy during the game, although he was undoubtedly helped by Rodri’s absence from City’s line-up.

He showed plenty of leadership while captain Martin Odegaard floundered in the playmaking role and was on hand to tidy up whenever Jorginho was absent without leave.

Although Arsenal’s strong defensive spine should keep them in title contention, their lack of an out-and-out goalscorer could prove costly to their title hopes.

While Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah worked their socks off against City, a collective tally of just three league goals this season is a worrying statistic.

If the club addresses this issue in the January transfer window by snapping up Ivan Toney from Brentford, they would have a better chance of winning the title.

Man City have a wealth of firepower at their disposal and will be tough to stop, while Liverpool’s odds of 6/1 also look tempting – particularly given the attacking options they have available.

Arsenal look a good bet to remain in the title mix for most of the season but must sign a proven goalscorer in January if they want to end their 20-year wait to win the Premier League.

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