English Premier League 2022/23: Post-World Cup Action
What can we expect when football resumes in the top division of the UK football pyramid? Certainly, what goes on during the World Cup in Qatar can influence the development of the second part of the season.
The bad news about Gabriel Jesus and his upcoming knee surgery certainly will affect the upcoming rounds of the EPL. The player, signed during the last summer transfer window, certainly thrived in a way that the Citizens didn’t expect, otherwise, they probably wouldn’t have allowed him to join a title contender!
But the question now may be… Is Arsenal still a contender, after losing the player that changed everything for them until at least early March?
Some would go as far as saying the Gunners’ odds to win the Premiership once again were incredibly hurt by this sad injury that Gabriel Jesus picked up in Qatar. Thai fans can find out more about that at www.เว็บไซต์พนันออนไลน์.com and follow the Premier League’s return there.
Winter Transfer Window: Arsenal’s action
The press is now speculating that this specific injury will spark significant action to replace the Brazilian striker. However, what happened recently in North London isn’t something so common: a perfect fit, and an early start of a team like Arsenal leading the classification table straight from the beginning, and the game changer being a signing coming from… a rival contender.
Reinforcing the Enemies?
It’s interesting to note that teams dreaming about the top spots of the EPL table may now think twice before dealing with Arsenal during the upcoming winter window.
Several protagonist footballers of the EPL and the Champions League are still involved in the World Cup, where more injuries could happen, which could affect the supply of this potential replacement for the Gunners.
It’s almost a consensus, however, that Arteta’s squad doesn’t have a name fit to the role of protagonist and playmaker / top scorer that Gabriel Jesus was playing.
While G. Jesus picks up an injury… Haaland rests!
Yesterday, a lot of Portuguese protagonists of Pep Guardiola at the club level played an intense game against Switzerland, which proved how Portugal has a great generation (it’s almost considered unlucky to say ‘golden generation’ after all the fuss around Belgium), and the Portuguese thrashed Switzerland without using much Ronaldo.
It means that second-place City, 5 points below Arsenal as of the World Cup break, have a team that is incredibly fit, and whose trending name, Erling Haaland, has been resting throughout the World Cup as his Norway failed to qualify for the final stage of the Qatar tournament.
A Clear Contrast Between Contenders
If we consider The Gunners and the Citizens as the main contenders for the 2022/23 English Premier League title, then we can say that the way the tournament has unfolded so far was interesting for Guardiola and his team, and Arsenal will face big challenges to keep up with their own performance before the World Cup break.