You have to question how much confidence Arsene Wenger has in his squad; one which he often claims is good enough to go the distance in a league campaign. The many stories linking players away this summer suggests the Arsenal manager has grown tired of the inconsistent performances of many, while the obvious financial strength of the club means Wenger is sure to dip into the market once the season ends.
The fact that La Liga has three teams in the quarterfinals of the Champions League should signal how much quality is in Spanish football. Not only that, but the race for fourth place includes five teams, three of which were battling against relegation last season.
It doesn’t just have to be about Real Madrid and Barcelona; Arsene Wenger’s economical approach to the transfer market has always been enough to land Arsenal some of the most exciting talents in La Liga.