The Arsenal fans were promised change at the end of last season. Not the change that many of us wanted after more than two decades with Arsene Wenger as the manager seemed to have become stagnant and was producing the same old thing season after season.
Money was going to be spent they claimed, serious money, but we are still waiting for a se4cond summer signing who actually cost the club anything but wages, while all the Premier League clubs around us have spent way more once again.
We were promised that Arsene Wenger would do things differently and with his apparent determination to stop Alexis Sanchez from leaving even if it means losing him for nothing next summer, there were hints the Frenchman was going about things in a different and more forceful manner.
Then the players get on the pitch and right away we start to see the old failings. Being technically better than an opponent does not win you matches unless you put in the effort and are organised and committed, so when the Gunners came out after halftime half asleep for the second game in a row I must admit I groaned.
That is not the sign of a team with desire and togetherness. They are coasting again, so has nothing changed after all at Arsenal? Are we really going to have to endure this again?