I am not quite sure how it has happened to be perfectly honest, but after a pretty awful start to the season from Arsenal and with our big rivals for the Premier League title all setting off like rockets to leave us playing catch up, Arsenal find ourselves in third place and above Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham, although the spuds could go above us if they beat Sunderland today so hopefully the Black Cats can be unlucky for them and give Arsenal fans the perfect day.
Arsenal got a what can only be considered a favourable draw for the Champions League group stages today, while Leicester also got what looks to be a winnable group also.
The Gunners will take on Paris Saint-Germain, as well as Basel and Ludogrets, in what could be a tricky draw for the group stages.
Arsenal are claimed to be rivalling Tottenham for the signature of Munir El Haddadi of Barcelona this summer, with the forward believed to be available for a cut-price fee.
The youngster has been likened to Barca living legend Lionel Messi, and will be turning 21 next month.
Arsenal fans could still be given something to worry about from the opening performances of Manchester United and Chelsea, or even the Liverpool side we face later, but none of them have been overly impressive in the pre-season games so far and with new managers in charge as well as new players to bed in, we can at least hope that they do not hit top form straight away.
It is being reported in France that Arsenal tried to sign Clinton N’Jie from Tottenham Hotspur this week, before he joined Marseille on an initial loan deal.
The Cameroon international was likened to Samuel Eto’o, although not solely because of his nationality, and was expected to have a bright future in the game, having thoroughly impressed in Ligue 1.
Maybe I am wrong and have simply been conditioned to disappointment on the transfer front after following Arsenal for so many years, but I was very worried to read today that Newcastle United have slapped a transfer fee of around £35 million on their Euro 2016 France international star Moussa Sissoko, according to an Evening Standard report.
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are in the hunt to sign Quincy Promes from Spartak Moscow this summer.
The winger has been consistent in front of goal at club level over the past four years, scoring over 10 league goals in each season, notching up 55 league goals in total.
Have Arsenal missed a trick on Wanyama?
News has been breaking in the past few days about the developments surrounding Southampton star Victor Wanyama’s potential move away from the South Coast of England this summer. Arsenal had supposedly held an interest in the midfielder in the past and could have even been a possible destination for the Kenyan a few seasons back. This was before Coquelin’s return to the club, but now the player is looking likely to sign for Spurs, so did Arsenal miss a trick by not signing Wanyama?