We all know that Arsenal can produce football of the highest order, just as we did in the rout of our previous tormentors Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday. At times the Gunners under Arsene Wenger have been about as good as you can get, but the problem is that those times have not been consistent enough.
Just look at season for an example, when poor performances and bad results like the home defeat by Olympiacos in the Champions League cropped up in between the Premier League thrashing of Leicester City (5-2) and Manchester United (3-0).
As well as some fantastic games and results, Arsenal managed to drop points against the likes of Sunderland, Swansea, Stoke, Crystal Palace and West Brom and we paid the heaviest possible price for that inconsistency, as the more consistent but less talented Leicester City swooped in and took the Premier League trophy.
So can Arsenal find the consistency we need this time? And if so, how? Well I think a lot of it comes down to focus, attitude and concentration plus not allowing our old enemy complacency to creep in. This is as much the responsibility of the players as of Arsene Wenger and the coaching staff.
It is simple really, if they want to win they have to put in the effort in every game rather than just some of them. Another way I think we can be consistent is for the manager to learn from Leicester and try to keep the same team on the pitch as much as possible.
Arsenal have the ability but can we show it on a consistent enough basis?