The good news for Arsenal, and there is plenty of it right now after Pep Guardiola lost his first game in charge of Man City and with Manchester United continuing to struggle under Jose Mourinho, is how the Premier League table looks going into the second international break of the season.
The Gunners are up to third and now sit just two points off the leaders Man City and just one behind our north London rivals Tottenham, so with a very winnable looking game at home to struggling Swansea City next up in the Premier League, there is plenty for us to be happy and optimistic about.
However, there is a dark cloud looming on the horizon and it is one that we are all to familiar with, the dreaded Arsenal injury curse, because we are even higher up in the table of Premier League injuries on physioroom.com. Currently only Sunderland have more than the seven players Arsenal have in the treatment room and although quite a few of these are minor problems it does bring up the idea that we could suffer once again from the seemingly endless injury problems that affect us.
The latest Gunners to join the list are the two strikers Chuba Akpom and Lucas Perez, who hurt his knee in training, so with Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck already on the list you can see how our options up front are limited. The other three players are Mertesacker, Coquelin and Ramsey but hopefully the latter two will be fit to play again very soon.
Do you think the old injury problems are going to come back to haunt Arsenal again this season?