Premier League Prospects: Arsenal’s High Hopes for 2024/25

By on June 28, 2024

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For the second season running, last year’s efforts looked destined to bring the Premier League trophy back to north London but Arsenal fell short in the run-in.

Manchester City and Pep Guardiola’s side managed to make it three-for-three as they picked up momentum when it was needed and got the results that were required to win the title. Arsenal arguably helped them with a few poor results toward the backend of the campaign, leaving many upset with a familiar story from the year before.

Many had high hopes for last season

With solid recruitment to the playing squad, many of the Arsenal faithful felt that they were in a good position to challenge. The likes of David Raya, Declan Rice and Kai Havertz all experienced moments of excellence throughout the season, as did some of those who have been at the club for a while, with William Saliba and Martin Odegaard among the standouts.

As the season progressed, expectations got higher as it appeared the Premier League title could finally be the Gunners for the first time in over two decades. Performances were generally good throughout the majority of the season, making it even harder to swallow the fact that the Cityzens were the champions once all 38 games were played.

High hopes for the 2024/25 Premier League season?

While that disappointment will be behind those at the Club, now is the time to look forward and ahead to the 2024/25 Premier League season. The Gunners will want to get it finally right, with Mikel Arteta’s team clearly showing their eligibility as main candidates.

The bookmakers who provide the latest betting odds that can be found based on the team are also appearing to back them to do well in the upcoming campaign, with some expecting more of the same.

According to these newest odds Arsenal have, they are second-favorite to win the title at 3.00. Unsurprisingly, they are behind Manchester City once again in this particular race, with their rivals at 2.10. For those looking ahead to the start of the season and the opening game of the campaign against Wolverhampton Wanderers, it’s possible to place a bet on this game with the Gunners already the huge favorites ahead of the contest.

Fans will be expecting more of the same, and depending on player performances and possible new recruits, it’ll be interesting to see what happens throughout the season.

What does the 2024/25 Premier League schedule look like for Arsenal?

For some, the fixture schedule will likely play a huge role in determining how well the Club does when it comes to competing for the Premier League. The Gunners will be involved in the Champions League once again, and this can potentially interfere with some huge matches that need to be played in their quest for the biggest domestic honors.

With the European competition’s group stage beginning in September, this is something that Arteta may take into account given the league fixtures that have been scheduled for that month already.

Arsenal will face both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City in back-to-back league games immediately after the international break. To make matters potentially worse, both games are away from home. They are followed by two home games against two of the promoted sides (Leicester City and Southampton), but a game against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium will follow shortly after.

After that game against the Reds, consecutive trips against Newcastle United and Chelsea will occur, making it a potentially difficult beginning to the 2024/25 Premier League season. At this point, this is only the start of November, highlighting just how difficult the start of the campaign will be.

Will Arsenal challenge for the Premier League 2024/25 title?

There isn’t any reason to think that Arsenal can’t challenge for the Premier League title in the upcoming season, especially when basing on what has happened in the last two campaigns.

It’s impossible to deny that they have a tough start to the schedule, but they’ve shown that they can handle many of the biggest teams when required. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that many hold high hopes about their chances of finally ending more than two decades of disappointment in north London once and for all.