Following Liverpool’s dramatic 3-2 victory over Manchester City in Sunday’s top of the table thriller, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’ men are honing in a first top-flight title in more than 20 years.
Goals from Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel set the Reds on their way. Yet, despite an impressive second-half comeback by Manchester City, Philippe Coutinho’s late winner means Liverpool are firmly in the driving seat with just four Premier League matches remaining.
Liverpool have undoubtedly been the best Premier League side in 2014, though it's Arsenal who had led the table for most of the early weeks of the season.
While Liverpool have now won 10 on the trot, the Gunners, in contrast, have been poor since the turn of the year and now find themselves fighting with Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton for a place in the top four.
The root of Arsenal’s problem has been injuries to key players and the failure to replace them with the necessary quality – partly as a result of not strengthening during the January transfer window.
Fortunately for the Gunners, an FA Cup final victory over Hull City in May would be a welcome relief to yet another frustrating campaign as they bid to end their nine-year trophy drought.
Over the past nine years, Wenger has been highly critical of the overspending of Arsenal’s Premier League rivals, often pointing to the fact that he has done things the proper (and sustainable) way.
Arsenal fan Morgan, however, doesn’t agree that lack of spending is the reason behind Arsenal's inability to compete for major honours.
Liverpool winning the League is Wenger's worst nightmare - disproves all his excuses.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 13, 2014
Morgan - often unjustly - criticizes Arsenal and their boss, but in this case he may just have a point.
This season - including both January and the summer transfer windows - Arsenal have a net expenditure of approximately £32.5m on transfers, whereas Liverpool comes in on just over half that amount - £16.8m.