It is time for some perspective because the truth is that if you believe and listen to some commentators, pundits, former players and fans about Arsenal you could be forgiven for thinking they will be fighting relegation next season.
Was the season a disappointment in the end? yes, of course it was but just two different results, one in the Premier League and one in the Europa League and things would have been very different and that is how close the margins are when you are talking about the top-six.
We do need a mini clearout but we are not the only club that does and if you think we are the only top-six club that has serious issues with some of our players you are mistaken.
We have the Ozil issue, Man Utd have Pogba, Sanchez and Lukaku, you want to read some of the comments said about Kieran Trippier from Tottenham fans, hero to zero in the space of just ten months, go back a year and see what they were saying about Moussa Cissoko compared to how they revere him now, Chelsea with Jorginho and so on. We are not the only club at the top end of the Premier League that want players gone.
Chelsea are set to lose their star man Eden Hazard, Liverpool may lose Mohamed Salah, Spurs could lose Christian Eriksen, United a whole host of players and so on.
Remember there were just two points separating third from fifth at the end of the season and with Chelsea facing the loss of their best player and a transfer ban and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy notoriously frugal there is no guarantee that either of them will strengthen any better than us in the summer.
All this talk about Wolves, Everton and Leicester City being close to us is stretching it in my opinion, even with our horrendous end of season run-in where we lost points to all three we still finished 13,16 and 18 points ahead of them respectively.
We reached a major European final beating some top teams on the way and yes we collapsed in the second half in the final but guess what, shit happens occasionally, it will not always be like that.
Then there is the transfer budget, yes, it is low in comparison to say Man City but they are facing penalties for not playing by the rules and clubs like United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham have had to sell to bump up their own transfer budgets, I mean, where do you think the money for Virgil van Dijk and Allison came from for Liverpool, Phillipe Coutinho anyone?
We will be selling players and so the idea that we have just £40 Million to spend is nonsense, it will be closer to £100 Million in my opinion when all is said and done, just wait and see.
We have some fantastic young talent coming through and Unai Emery has already indicated he will be looking at youth to fill some gaps and we will strengthen in the right areas.
So, while it does feel like we are in decline and in freefall when you analyse it deeply you will soon realise not all is as bad as it seems and our closest rivals are not necessarily in that much better a position either.