The 2015-16 league campaign is fast turning out into one of the most intense in recent memory
The 2015-16 league campaign is fast turning out into one of the most intense in recent memory with four teams clearly involved in the title race.
Even Manchester United in the fifth spot can be considered as title challengers given the quality of the players and not a lot of difference from the top of the table. The top four has teams like Leicester City and Tottenham making headlines along with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City. While the latter two are instantly recognisable in this segment, the same cannot be said of Leicester and Tottenham.
However, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry reckons that it has now come to the point where these teams can be realistically considered as challengers and no longer as a soft threat. Leicester currently lead the table following last weekend’s results. They have 47 points from the 23 games, which gives them a three-point advantage over City. Arsenal are also level on points with City with Tottenham a further two behind. Arsenal could have gone top with a win over Chelsea, but they instead suffered a 1-0 loss at home against their arch rivals.
No team has been able to establish a dominance over a consistent period of time. Hence, the league winners are likely to have a considerably lower tally compared to recent years. "Now, Tottenham, coming from nowhere, are two points behind Arsenal and nobody has been talking so much about them winning the title. Now, they are well in it. It's a four-team race for the title. They are in it. They are two points away from Man City and Arsenal with +22 goal difference. Arsenal have to go to the Lane. I never thought I would have said it, but they are in it," said Henry while analysing the Premier league title race.