It would be very easy for the Arsenal players and manager to assume that the Premier League season due to start next weekend is going to be a much happier one for the Gunners than last time. With three more trophies added to the Arsenal cabinet during what could well be described as the perfect pre-season, it certainly should be, but it is also dangerous to assume anything in the modern world of football.
To be honest I do not think that the Arsenal squad will take their foot off the gas and I do not believe that Arsene Wenger would let them if he saw any signs of it happening. But the prof has got to be on guard this week and keep those confident players on their toes.
Our first league game of the season, at home to West Ham, may look like a nailed on three points, especially with the way we have been playing over the last few weeks, but the Hammers are already into competitive games in the Europa League and we could find that their fitness levels are higher, so we will need to be ready for a tough game. And after that we travel to a Crystal Palace that had a great second half of the season under Alan Pardew. They have added the very good Yohan Cabaye (or kebab) to their squad and their vocal home support is like a 12th man.
Then we should be in the swing but until then even a slight easing up of intensity could see us slip up and lose all that momentum we have at the minute. Surely it won´t happen will it Gooners?