How can Premier League rivals stop the dominant Manchester City from winning again next season?
Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Tottenham have been referred to as the “Big Six” in recent years by both fans and pundits. But we can no longer fool ourselves. It is now the ‘Big One,’ while the rest follow.
Over the past five seasons, Liverpool have twice come close to beating them, but Manchester City also romped to titles by double-digit point margins, and they appear poised to repeat that accomplishment this year.
Will Pep Guardiola’s unstoppable team be winning the Premier League title once more in a year from now, or will there be a real threat to them then?
Closest rivals of Manchester City must begin planning right away, and they must be well-prepared for the summer transfer window if they are to stand any chance of overtaking the leading force in English football.
Arsenal had a good section of this season to prove that their 19-year title drought was over. However, their terrible finish to the campaign has made clear the problems they must address if they hope to challenge City once more in 2023–24.
Mikel Arteta is prepared to rebuild his midfield this summer, with Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo both linked with moves to the Emirates Stadium.
However, if Arsenal is to keep up with Man City, Arteta must begin rotating his team more frequently going forward.
Signing a right winger will allow Bukayo Saka to take breaks occasionally. It would also be beneficial to sign a second center back to back up William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes, as the Gunners have struggled to adjust without the Frenchman in recent weeks.