With Arsenal having got off to a fairly shaky start to our latest attempt to win the Premier League title, the last thing we needed was for our big EPL rivals to get off to a fling start themselves, but that is just what has happened and now the Gunners are playing catch up to the big three of Manchester United, Chelsea and Man City who all have the maximum nine points from their three games so far.
Arsenal fans may be a bit miffed to hear that only two players from Arsenal have been included in the all-time Premier League team picked by the football legend that is Zinedine Zidane, but it could be worse. Our north London rivals Tottenham do not have a single place and neither do the big spending Man City.
First of all, I have to make it clear that Arsenal, as usual, are facing more injury problems than our next opponents. I cannot remember a game this season where that has not been the case but it has become so regular for the Gunners that we have just go used to it.