Unai Emery had to begin his Arsenal role with two daunting tasks with the last two Premier league champions in succession, and came away without a point, but are now headed in the right direction.
Our side have won our last two league meetings, bringing us straight back up to the top half of the table, and our players certainly appear to be adjusting to the new systems being put in place by the new boss.
Accommodating both Aubameyang and Lacazette has looked like it would be key in our success, and that combination saw us beat a resilient Cardiff side before last weekend, with the Frenchman picking up a Man of The Match award for his display.
With participation in the Europa League, Premier League and both domestic competitions there will be plenty of chances to lift a trophy come the end of the campaign, and while a top four finish appears to be our main priority at present, I wouldn’t rule out a trophy also.
We will all be happy to be reminded that Premier League action returns to us this weekend, and it will be great to see our team continue our recent form after the international break, but we would be mad to expect Newcastle to roll over for us, having forced both Chelsea and Man City to scrape one goal victories over them already this term.
Should Arsenal be eyeing a trophy return or just concentrate on a return to the top four? Could we even challenge for the PL title?