Even if Arsenal had come away from the Hawthorns with a point (and yes Santi Cazorla and Joel Campbell I am looking at you) then all the talk among Arsenal fans and the football media today would not have been so much about what went wrong against West Brom and whether this is the start of another crumble for the Gunners.
It might seem like the worst possible time to be talking about the strength of the Arsenal back four, hot on the heels of such a heavy drubbing in the Champions League by the German champions. But to mitigate the stats that show our back four doing so well, I think we have to accept that we came up against an amazing team at their attacking best.
Even though he was doing brilliant things for Arsenal in the second half of last season, after the injury problems to Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta forced Arsene Wenger to cut short his loan spell with Charlton, there were still a lot of doubts about the French midfielder Francis Coquelin.
Anyone would think the world had ended because Arsenal failed to buy a striker this summer, and of course we actually lost a game against West Ham. Whoppitty-do, the whole fabric of the universe has fallen apart!
There is no question that Arsenal suffered in the early stages of last season due to the World Cup hangover being felt by the Germany internationals in the side. Even though our centre back Per Mertesacker retired from international football after the tournament in Brazil, he has since admitted that it took around six months to get his mental and physical state right again.