I reckon that a lot of Arsenal fans spent the summer more in hope than expectation that things would change at Arsenal Football Club, despite various members of the board including our CEO Ivan Gazidis telling us that it would happen even though they had not changed the manager as many fans were demanding but instead gave the apparently unsackable Arsene Wenger another well paid two year contract.
We hoped for big changes, such as sorting out the medical issues that see so many Gunners ruled out with injury, improving and upgrading the training which some sources have said is the same old tired routine and changing the way Wenger deals with and motivates the p[layers.
Mainly, though, we were hoping for a significant change in the transfer policy of Arsenal and at first it looked like we would get it. Beating a number of top clubs to the free transfer of Kolasinac and paying the Bosnian a big wage was a good start and breaking the club transfer record for Lacazette was a good follow up, but then it all went a bit stale.
Apart from showing the determination not to sell Alexis Sanchez to a Premier League rival, Wenger did nothing but make the already rich club some more money and we were understandably furious, so it is hardly surprising that the Frenchman is getting so much grief about our sloppy start to the season.
There is some hope for us Gooners, though, because the former Gunner Marc Overmars is set to return as a kind of director of football and the Daily Mail reports that one of his main roles will be to assist Wenger in his transfer dealings.
So could the Dutchman, who has spent the last five years in a similar role at Ajax, provide the changes that Arsenal fans want and the club failed to deliver this summer?