Okay I maybe desperately searching for positives after Arsene Wenger disappointed all of the Arsenal fans again by doing his best impression of Smaug, the dragon in The Hobbit films that sleeps on a vast hoard of gold and treasure and tries to kill any who dare to approach.
But I really do believe that things could be a lot worse for Arsenal fans. For one thing, all this talk of consistency and having an established playing squad with a good team spirit is not just hot air. It may not feel like it after our sluggish start but the Gunners have got a strong side and when, or if, we click into gear then last season proved that Arsenal are now a formidable force.
And like the title says, it could be worse. Man United have tried to improve by spending money but has it worked? Are you convince that Memphis Depay, Schweinsteiger and this laughably overpriced young Frenchman Anthony Martial will make them title contenders?
Are Chelsea´s last minute panic buys even going to get a game? Have they just repeated United´s blunder with Falcao? Have Liverpool just swapped a few duds for a few different duds? Have Man City really spent well by bringing in more small and tricky players, a la Wenger and spending a king´s ransom to do so?
One thing is for sure, that Arsenal´s one and only signing Petr Cech will be a good one and will help our title chances. Can you really say that of our rivals?