This first game back after the international break was always going to be a very important one for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger, especially after the manager had let the summer transfer window close without signing a single outfield player, when many in the football world thought the Gunners were crying out for a striker.
Well they may both have missed chances today, but Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott both scored and they were good goals, while Alexis Sanchez was brilliant and hit the woodwork twice, suggesting that maybe Arsenal do have enough fire power.
But when you see that once again the likes of Ozil, Cazorla and Ramsey created a multitude of chances and Arsenal had 29 attempts on goal, perhaps the doubts are still very much there. There will be much tougher tests for Arsenal than this and a team that wants to win the EPL will surely need to be more clinical.
Having said that, the Stoke keeper Jack Butland played a blinder and both our goal scorers came into the game short on form and confidence, so we can realistically expect them to keep improving, especially as they did both get a goal in the end.
What do you think, Gooners, do we have enough fire power for a title challenge?