Sunday’s disappointing defeat to Manchester United has once again raised questions about the manager and the players. A lacklustre display with no character has again raised questions about the mentality of this side. Nicknamed the bottlers and chokers Arsenal have once again lived up to their title. But what has gone wrong?

Petr Cech joined Arsenal in the summer for £10million following an 11 year spell at rivals Chelsea. Despite being at the club for less than a season the Czech Republic international has had an immediate positive impact both on and off the field for Arsenal, which could see him set to become the next Arsenal captain, with current club captain Mikel Arteta set to hang up his boots and step in to a coaching role.

Petr Cech is currently leading the clean sheets tally in the Premier League, bringing the added stability of a world class goalkeeper among an already accomplished defence, making him many pundits and fans pick for signing of the season.

Arsenal currently sit in 4th position in the league following a disappointing 0-0 draw at home to Southampton, meaning the Gunners are yet to register a league win in 2016 and have now gone three league games without scoring a goal- the first time since 2009.

The start to the new year has brought about a sense of pessimism among many fans and has fans divided in opinion whether Arsenal will mount a serious title challenge this season. Here are six reasons why I believe that Arsenal can win the Premier League.

Monday night’s performance sparked criticism from many Arsenal fans which was evident on Andy Goldstein’s Sports Bar Show. One of the major debates to arise is Wenger persistence with playing Ramsey on the right wing so that Cazorla can play centrally.

Although, this formation worked at the back end of last season and was successful when Arsenal kept winning consecutively it now seems that it has become a problem due to it becoming predictable. Recently on Monday night football Jaime Carragher analysed the two players and commented that Ramsey works on the right hand side because he helps Bellerin at right back but then come in field to join up the play but this has now become a weakness in this Arsenal side.

It is no brainer that Arsenal need striker reinforcements as they only have Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott at their disposal, but ranging from Jackson Martinez to Fernando Llorente, all their transfer targets have gone out of reach, leaving only three strikers of Arsenal standards to choose from.

  1. Karim Benzema

Arsenal have been linked to the Real Madrid marksman since the transfer window opened and even though every now and then reports suggested that the Gunners were closing in on a deal for him, either party have denied such claims. Emanuele Giulianelli yesterday added fuel to the fire with a tweet stating that the French striker would fancy playing under compatriot Arsene Wenger.

Karim Benzema may cost the Gunners a little more than what they had shelled out for Mesut Ozil and given his prolificacy with club and country, such a hefty price tag can well be justified.