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This is prediction many were making before the season started, but nothing in the first week would lead anyone to change their mind.
Arsenal isn't a bad team by any means, but they just don't seem to have the players and play-makers needed to compete for a spot in the top of the table. Last season they finished below Manchester United, Man City and Chelsea.
And they didn't make any sort of offseason changes or upgrades to lead anyone to believe that they are now capable of finishing ahead of any of those clubs.
Not only do they not seem poised to take over the top of the table, they look vulnerable to the clubs like Tottenham and Liverpool that finished just below them.
We didn't see Tottenham this week and even though Liverpool tied, they still made some transfers over the summer that would lead most to believe they are a better team and strong enough to at least overcome Arsenal for that number four spot.