After an almost picture perfect pre-season that saw Arsenal win all of our games, scoring 15 goals and conceding just once, adding the Asia Cup, Emirates Cup and Community Shield to the trophy cabinet and lifting the long curse that Jose Mourinho has had over Arsene Wenger, it is hardly surprising that confidence is high with the Gunners.
Not just with us fans either, because the bookies have shortened our odds on winning the Premier League. At the same time they have lengthened the odds on Chelsea, who have endured a poor run of pre-season games that has not seen them win or score many goals.
And now that they have been held to a draw by Swansea at Stamford Bridge, people are really beginning to question their ability to retain the EPL crown. But that does not mean that Arsenal will win it, even if we finish above Mourinho´s team.
I have a feeling that our strongest challenge will come from elsewhere. Do not expect Man City to be as sloppy as last year, especially if Raheem Sterling settles in and starts to play as he can. They face West Brom on Monday and then host Chelsea next Wednesday, who will be without the red carded Courtois.
So although we will enjoy it if Chelsea struggle, Arsenal may have bigger hurdles to overcome, with Manchester United and Liverpool also potential title winners. Who do you think will be our biggest rival?