Guardiola exits Man City, Pochettino sacked by Chelsea – How Arsenal can dominate Premier League

Arsenal could be primed to exploit the future managerial changes of their rivals Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

The state of the Premier League is changing and five years ago few would have predicted that Arsenal would need just one slip-up to hand the Gunners a massive advantage going into the final day of the season. However, that is exactly the case and although the irony of needing a Tottenham result on Tuesday night against Manchester City has not been lost on anyone, the rise of the club and subsequent establishment at the top has positioned Mikel Arteta’s side perfectly.

The next 12 months represent a major period of change in the landscape of the league and with Arsenal finding their footing among the elite once again, they are best placed to tackle the future. Jurgen Klopp is stepping down from Liverpool at the end of this season with an experimental appointment of sorts in Arne Slot replacing him.

The Dutch coach has no experience outside of the Netherlands and is taking a considerable step up. He will be working with some Dutch stars like Virgil van Dijk and Cody Gakpo but there will be plenty of uncertainty about the Reds’ hopes going forward.

Chelsea remain in a perpetual state of concern and noises calling for Mauricio Pochettino to be sacked have hardly slowed despite an improvement in form. Although Chelsea might finish in a European qualifying spot, this will by no means save the Argentine.

Another Blues managerial change is far from unlikely and again puts the West London club in another transitional period. Then there is the spending which needs to be offset by revenue and soon.

Lastly, Manchester City remain the biggest obstacle to Arsenal dominance into the near future. Yet, Pep Guardiola’s contract does indeed expire at the end of next season.

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The ongoing investigation into the alleged 115 financial breaches is also expected to find its conclusion in the next 12 to 18 months. Whatever the result, losing arguably the greatest Premier League coach barring Sir Alex Ferguson will be a massive blow whereas Arsenal’s young and hungry Mikel Arteta is sure to see the opportunity and to push the Gunners into the uncertain void left behind.

It is by no means a given that Arsenal will be the next dominant side in England or that the likes of Liverpool and Man City will slip away in the coming years. Arsenal will have to continue to be competitive on the field and incredibly precise and strategic off it to exploit the changes of the game.

For now, they keep their fingers crossed that this season’s end goes their way. However, should it not, the future looks very bright indeed.