With Arsene Wenger once again driving the average Arsenal fan up the wall, going against conventional wisdom and baffling football pundits everywhere by sticking to his guns and refusing to get drawn into the ever increasing spending frenzy that is the summer transfer window, the odds against the Gunners ending the 12 year wait for a title get smaller by the day.
Add to this the fact that Arsenal have been handed a bit of a nightmare start to the season with matches against Liverpool and Leicester up first and lots of first team players not available and it is not hard to agree with the Frenchman’s low key approach to his talk of winning the title.
At the same time, Wenger and Arsenal stars like Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey have admitted that winning the title is the big objective and nothing less will do to satisfy the long suffering fan base. With this in mind, do you see Arsenal and our manager as being under even more pressure to succeed and prove his approach to be right?
Or is the fact that not many people give the Gunners much of a chance actually a help in that it takes the pressure off? Just last season we saw Leicester prove people wrong and for most of the campaign they were helped by the lack of expectations, but can it work for Arsenal as well?