I think that most people connected with arsenal would be more than happy if Arsene Wenger and the players could avoid the usual slump and press on to win the Premier League title this season, and after the summer transfer action and the way that Arsenal have been playing recently the belief has certainly been growing that this could be our year.
The comments we have been hearing from Arsenal stars like Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil and the attitude showed by the whole team so far suggests to me that the manager was right to say that the current squad is the most mature and ready to win group that he has had for a long time, but are some people getting a little too carried away by all this positivity?
The former gunner Alexander Hleb may well be, after the Evening Standard reported him talking about our ability to go on and win the continental treble of Premier League, FA cup and Champions League this season. The 35-year old, who left Arsenal empty handed despite helping us to the European cup final, would love to see his old club and former boss do it and he thinks the way the Gunners have been playing proves that we can.
Hleb said, “Wenger always sets the highest goals. He has managed to keep his key players and they are playing great football. They are tearing everyone apart.
“I hope the team will win three trophies this season – the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League. This Arsenal side certainly has the ability and I will really be supporting them.”
We do at least have a decent chance of topping our UCL group this time, but have we got enough to challenge the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in the latter stages? We are all hoping to see the consistency that has cost us league titles in recent years and with a better injury record I think we could win it, but is this talk of a treble all bit far-fetched?