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This is Arsenal's best chance in years to win EPL title

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The Gunners, who were last crowned Champions in 2004, are sitting top of the table with their closest competitor being the underdog team of the season - Leicester City.

The current English Premier League (EPL) leaders, Arsenal, will not get a better chance of ending a 12-year Premier League title drought. The Gunners, who were last crowned Champions in 2004, are sitting top of the table with their closest competitor being the underdog team of the season - Leicester City.

Arsenal have 42 points after 21 matches and are leading Leicester on goal difference and are three points ahead of Manchester City. With 17 matches still to go, it is believed that in the end the title race will be decided between Arsenal and City but Leicester have been proving many wrong for months now - they are just not withering away, much to the surprise of everyone.

Although it has become a cliche over the seasons - that it can be Arsenal's year, this time it actually seems they can lift the trophy. With Manchester United joining Liverpool in a ceaseless transition phase, and Chelsea having a nightmare season - the Gunners' only worry seems to be the team from the blue side of Manchester.

By no means Arsenal have been outstanding, but yes, so far they have been better than others and have shown more hunger than the rest to win games. It can also be seen as a league that nobody wants to win this season but in the end there will be one winner and so far Arsenal have been the least inconsistent of the lot.

If the pundits are to believed, if Arsenal don’t win the Premier League title this season, they may not have a better chance again for a long, long time. With the likes of City, Chelsea and United surely to spend huge in the summer market to improve their squad, Arsenal have to make sure there is no slip-up this time around.

Although in the last three summers, Wenger has managed to get in stars like Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Petr Cech, it's well known that Wenger does not believe in spending over the odds on players and can't compete with the trio of City, Chelsea and United when it comes to the wages and agents fees.

This year they have played excellently well against the big teams, especially those who have troubled them in the past seasons. It seems the Gunners have finally found the way to deal with pressure and have developed a very mature mind among a team that has both young and experience in it.

Although there are injury worries and going towards the business end that can be crucial for Arsenal's title hopes, so far they have dealt with it in fantastic manner and Wenger would be hoping that his key men - Ozil and Sanchez - can remain fit for the remainder of season.

Arsenal have not finished in the top two in last 10 seasons, but more often than not they are stronger in the second half of the season, and if they can keep that stat going this time as well, then it's certainly their best chance on offer.

This season's race for the top is widely regarded as the most open and unpredictable, and the Gunners might be hoping that they can keep their nerves in check. Their closest title rivals, Leicester, remain the surprise package and dark horses, but soon their bubble is likely to burst.

Man City remain the realistic challengers but they have problems of their own. Some feel that Manuel Pallegrini knows that he is likely to be replaced by Pep Guardiola next season and this might be the biggest reason for them falling short in the title race.

So for sure, English Premier League 2015-16 is Arsenal's title to lose.