While the dust is only just starting to settle in regards to the 2017/18 Premier League season, we’re already extremely invested in seeing what’s going to go down next year – which is hardly a surprise. Sure, the World Cup is going to keep us occupied for a few months, but the consistency and the drama of domestic football is something that is always going to capture our hearts and attention.
With one of the biggest stories being Unai Emery’s introduction to life in England as Arsenal manager, it’s clear to see that we’re going to bear witness to one of the most competitive PL seasons of all-time. It seems like the Gunners will be strengthening in every department, or at least trying to do so, and the same can be said of all six teams that are considered to be amongst the Premier League’s elite.
While it’s clear to see that Spanish football has been controlling the European scene for at least five years now, that doesn’t mean that we won’t slowly begin to see a shift sometime soon. After all, the argument that the PL is the most competitive league in the world certainly holds up when you take a look at how difficult it’s been to repeat as champions lately.
Fabinho has already gone to Liverpool, United want Bale, Arsenal are sniffing around several high profile players, and we’ve barely even scratched the surface of the transfer window.
Plus, and we aren’t trying to be sarcastic here, several other sides have a chance at pushing the top teams in the division as well. The Premier League tends to feature a handful of high profile shocks every single season, and when you look at the current climate of the division, things are certainly looking up. Newcastle, Leicester and Everton all seem like they’re ready to make a sustained charge towards the European spots, and beyond that, promoted sides Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham are already making some noise.
The days of predictability in English football are well and truly gone, and that should actively excite everyone as we look ahead to August.
Are you excited for the 2018/19 Premier League campaign?