Even if Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board had done what they said and spent huge wedges of cash on a number of big name players this summer, the challenge for the Premier League title would still have been daunting one, as even if the boss had emptied our cash reserves he would still not have been able to match the spending power of Premier League rivals Man City, Chelsea and Manchester United.
All those teams and squads look strong and we also have a better looking Everton and Liverpool to contend with so I really believe that this season will be the toughest race for the title ever and I am struggling to muster up much confidence or optimism about the Gunners winning it.
I don’t think another FA cup triumph would cut the mustard with many Arsenal fans either, although it would be nice to lift it again of course, but perhaps the Europa League is another matter. Arsenal have lost the two European finals we have got to and that is certainly a gap in the Gunners trophy room that all Gooners would love to see filled, even if it is not with the truly elite Champions League trophy.
Would the Europa League trophy be enough to make ythis season a success if we cannot win the league?