3 Reasons to Think Arsenal Will Launch a Major EPL Title Bid in 2013-14

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3 Reasons to Think Arsenal Will Launch a Major EPL Title Bid in 2013-14
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In case you haven't heard, Arsenal are currently on an eight-year trophy drought.

The hope that the drought would come to an end this season was replaced with humiliation as the Gunners were defeated by Bradford and Blackburn to crash out of the Capital One Cup and FA Cup.

2012-13's fate as an eighth consecutive barren campaign was sealed with a 2-0 win at Bayern Munich to see Arsenal bow out of the Champions League—although some pride was restored, at least.

Arsene Wenger's side now must focus on finishing in the top four and qualifying for next season's Champions League. In fact, this has unofficially become the North London outfit's objective in recent seasons.

The regular first- and second-place finishes of around a decade ago have gradually become third- and fourth-place finishes as Arsenal have struggled to keep up with the rising powers like Manchester City and Chelsea.

It's clear that the days of Arsenal challenging for the title—and on three occasions, winning it—are a long way in the past, but how far away are they in the future?

Here are three reasons why the Gunners can launch a major title bid next season.

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