Five Reason Why Arsenal Are Easy Favorites to Win the Premier League Next Season

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No Key Departures

Barring anything absolutely crazy, Arsenal aren’t going to lose any big names. Whereas in the past we’d have to deal with losing players in the prime of their careers (Samir Nasri, Cesc Fabregas) or players who are key to the success of the team (Robin van Persie), Arsenal now have an entire squad of loyal players who are at Arsenal for Arsenal, not for the money. They want this team to succeed.

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Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla, Olivier Giroud – these are all guys that are embedded in the Arsenal way. They are happy with where they are and they make that very apparent. Alexis Sanchez is literally buzzing with his love for Arsenal. Mesut Ozil is the same way.

In the past, I was guilty of saying to myself “what if Cesc were still here,” or something similar. But not anymore. This Arsenal squad is a perfect mix and we are missing none of the players we lost.

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