10:54 PM EDT, Mon September 15, 2014
The Short Fuse Aug 15, 2014

Making The Case for Arsenal (Or, Really, The Case Against All the Other Contenders)

Arsenal's going to win the Premier League this season. I'm in the minority for saying so. Here's why I'm sticking to it. I woke up this morning, thumbed through the Guardian on my phone (as is my custom most mornings), and came across the NBC Premier League team's predictions for the upcoming season, including the outrageous assertion from Robbie Earle that Arsenal won't win the league because they didn't replace Johan Djourou. (Seriously, he said that.) Most pundits agree that there are six realistic title contenders, with Spurs and Swansea hanging out just below the success zone. Though...

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