I know I am jumping the gun a bit here by assuming that Arsenal will continue to be more like the side we saw win away to Crystal Palace last week, rather than the one that slumped to a dismal defeat at home to West Ham, but the end of last season and the way we were playing in pre-season has given us good reason to think that will be the case.
And although it is still way too early to form a proper picture of the way our big Premier League rivals will perform over the course of the season, the early indications are pretty promising for the Gunners and Arsene Wenger.
We never really expected much from them but Tottenham, or the spuds to give them their proper name, are outdoing themselves this year. Two points from three games, and not particularly tough games at that, is a shoddy start and they might well soon be aiming daggers at the boss again. Harry Kane has not scored yet and without him, the spuds are mashed. So keep it up lads.
Man United, really? How bad can you be after spending so much cash? For all their talk of commitment to the boss and continuity, will they really keep letting van Gaal and his team play like a bunch of over the hill plodders? Liverpool have been no better either and hopefully we can expose their weaknesses to the full tomorrow.
And then there is our good friend Mourinho, the master of moaning, the king of spin. To borrow a phrase from Corporal Jones of Dad´s Army, `he doesn´t like it up him´. I can see real trouble ahead for him and Chelsea and I would not be at all surprised to see him leave during the season. It is as if someone has released the Chelsea players and the football media from a spell to reveal a spiteful little man who has somehow been fooling them all this time.
But even if all this proves to be true and Arsenal do show that the first game was a blip, I think we have a problem Houston, in the shape of Man City. They are looking ominous. The determination and desite that was missing last season looks to be back with a bang.
I only hope that they hit an obstacle soon or that they get complacent as they keep winning easily. Do you see Man Citeh as the only real rival to Arsenal winning the title?