Despite the unavoidable fact that Arsenal have not been anywhere near our best since the Premier League kicked off a few weeks ago, we somehow find ourselves in not too bad a situation. A quick look at the Premier League table shows you that only Man City out of all the realistic rivals for the Premier League title have more points.
And although the mega rich club from Manchester have won all four of their league games so far, it is very early days and the five point gap is really not a lot. So as long as the Gunners come back with a bang after the international break, it is all to play for and we are still very much in the title race.
Having said that, however, there is not a lot of room for maneouvre. We really are under pressure to hit the ground running in a couple of weeks. First up is a home game against the physicality of Stoke City and they will surely arrive in north London with the intention of stopping us playing our free flowing game and it could be a tricky game.
Arsenal simply have to win though, because the season really heats up from then on. A Champions League trip to Zagreb is quickly followed by Chelsea away in the EPL and then a third away game in a row against the spuds in the Capital One Cup. Oh you might as well make it four eh? A trip to in form Leicester City is next for us and so you can see why Arsenal need to be on it right from the start.
If not, we could find ourselves cut adrift from the league leaders, out of one cup and fighting for second spot in the UCL group. No pressure then lads…