Although the Premier League table was not looking too bad for Arsenal and we had beaten the spuds in the Capital One cup, it is safe to say that the Gunners were not exactly firing on all cylinders. We had created a lot of chances but there seemed to be problems all over the pitch.
Today, however, Arsenal put most of those worries firmly to bed with a fine performance, result and a five goal haul away to an in form and impressive Leicester City team. So I think I can confidently say that the real Arsenal are back.
The fact that Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez got on the score sheet just highlights the fact that the whole team´s performance levels were back to what we had been expecting before the season started. It´s a shame that we did not do this last week against the jammy gets from Stamford Bridge, but the main thing is that Arsenal finally have a decent looking title challenge up and running.
With the current league leaders Manchester United heading to the Emirates next weekend, this game has come in the nick of time and if Arsenal continue to play at the high level we saw today, we might even see the Gunners on top of the table.
We were desperate for the real Arsenal to stand up and they did. Now can we carry on from here?