The 2023-24 season is approaching fast, and pundits and fans have begun making their predictions. For instance, Harry Redknapp suggests that City will have only one competitor for the title next season. The citizens will be going for a fourth consecutive Premier League title next season. City and Arsenal fiercely competed for the championship title in the previous season, with both teams displaying impressive performances. In the end, City emerged as the champions. Guardiola’s team finished five points ahead of Mikel Arteta’s talented squad, who had dominated the majority of the campaign.
Manchester United and Newcastle had pretty good seasons. Despite their impressive performances, they couldn’t mount a serious title challenge. Nonetheless, they managed to book their spots in next season’s Champions League tournament. Liverpool were expected to be in the title race, but injuries saw them struggle throughout the season. However, they rediscovered their form towards the end of the season and managed a fifth-place finish. Meanwhile, Chelsea had an embarrassing season as they finished 12th in the EPL table.
Redknapp 2023-24 EPL Title Predictions
Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes that The Gunners will be Manchester City’s biggest challengers in next season’s EPL race. He also claimed that Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United will be targeting the title next season.
Manchester City won their third consecutive EPL title last season, even though Arsenal dominated the league table for most of the season. It was City’s fifth title in the last six seasons, which shows how Pep Guardiola has outsmarted other managers in the EPL. Only Klopp has beaten Pep in the title race once.
Manchester United had a roller coaster of a season that saw them enter the title race at different points during the season. However, they couldn’t maintain the positive results required to be in the title race.
Based on this background, Redknapp believes that Arsenal will be City’s main challenger next season. He also claimed that signing Declan Rice greatly boosts Arteta’s team. Redknapp claims that Rice will boost The Gunners’ chances of finishing above Manchester City next season. However, he reiterated that Manchester City will still be the strong favorite to win the title.
When you talk to any EPL wagering fan, they will tell you that City is the favorite. Also, if you want to join the wagering community, download the Betway app to access EPL wagering markets. The app covers all EPL matches.
Arsenal Have Strengthened Early
Mikel Arteta is serious about ending Arsenal’s 20-year EPL title drought. The Arsenal board is backing their manager after seeing what he achieved last season. Also, the coaching staff have had enough time to identify the gaps in the squad to fill them. For instance, it was clear last season that a lack of squad depth hindered them from maintaining their spot at the top of the EPL table. If you followed the EPL last season, you’ll remember that Arsenal’s performances dipped when Saliba got injured and other key players such as Odegaard and Saka looked leggy.
Arteta is keen not to have a similar situation happen again. He has already convinced Kai Havertz to join his project after securing a $76.4 million deal from Chelsea. Havertz will add more dynamism to Arsenal’s attack as he can play multiple positions. He will also give the coach rotation options because The Gunners are back in the Champions League and will want to go as far as possible in the tournament.
Additionally, Arsenal have already agreed deals for Declan Rice from West Ham and Jurien Timber from Ajax. These are also key signings to help Arteta bolster the defense and midfield departments.
Timber is an excellent utility player in defense because he can play right fullback and right center-back. He is also comfortable with the ball on his feet and can play as an inverted fullback if the coach needs him to.
On the other hand, Declan Rice is the signing that shows that Arteta is in it to win it! While the England midfielder’s former team used to play more of counter-attacking football, pundits and betting fans on Betway believe he has what it takes to thrive in Arteta’s system. He will give Arsenal more energy in the middle of the pack and help sustain the overall team’s performance at a high level. However, if Thomas Partey leaves, Edu might have to think out of the box for a viable solution.
City Will Be Stronger
Even as Arsenal strengthen their ranks to compete for the title next season, the defending champions are working to ensure they retain the title. Their treble-winning captain, Ikay Gundogan, has left for Barcelona, but they still have the ammunition to mount another title challenge.
Be that as it may, Guardiola is keen on refreshing his team by adding more players that bring different attributes to the team. For instance, he has already signed Mateo Kovacic to add more experience and a winning mentality to the team.
Reports also suggest that City are on the verge of agreeing a deal with RB Leipzig for Croatian defender Josko Gvadiol. If the Citizens get their target, they will bolster an already solid defense.
Can Arsenal Compete for the Title?
Well, this will depend on various aspects. For instance, will the new signings blend into their new team seamlessly? If Delcan Rice can hit the ground running immediately, then Arsenal will be a formidable force. On the other hand, Arteta will be hoping that Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli will play at the levels they performed last season. He must also use his squad effectively as they compete in different tournaments.
Can City be Stopped?
None of the 19 teams competing in the EPL currently seem to have what it takes to challenge Manchester City for the title. The Citizens have dominated the EPL in the last six years and have mastered the art of winning the EPL.
However, if Arsenal can improve on what they achieved last season, they could give City a run for their money. Furthermore, their new recruits should blend in quickly and help the team focus on the task ahead of them. Truth be told, it will be tough! Do you agree with Harry Redknapp? Can Arsenal compete for the title again?