I had a look at the official squads of the top-six teams and I could not help thinking that Arsenal really do have one massive disadvantage in comparison to their closest Premier League rivals.
Arsenal has at least three players in their squad, though in all fairness only two will be regulars, that can be considered big liabilities.
The players in question are Granit Xhaka, David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi.
Now, Mustafi is unlikely to feature in the Premier League this season but Luiz and Xhaka will do and not even the most myopic Arsenal fan will deny that those players are not capable of calamitous mistakes.
As things stand today Xhaka and Luiz are first-team regulars and if you look at the likely first teams of Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea and Tottenham you may come up with one, at a stretch, but not two and certainly not three.
At Tottenham, I can think of just one, Danny Rose but he is not as error-prone as any of the three Arsenal players, at City and Liverpool I cannot think of any, at Chelsea they did have one but the clever sods offloaded him and at United I could think of only one, Phil Jones and he has yet to feature for the Red Devils this season.
Before any of you start chucking names at me from those clubs please take into consideration the sort of player I am talking about here.
I am talking about a player that would do an unnecessary two-footed challenge in the penalty area or of a player that would pull on an opponents shirt in the penalty area and when that happens you are not surprised. That is the sort of player I am talking about.
We may not like it but it does not mean it is not the truth that Arsenal does have multiple players that carry significant liability with them and more so than any other top-six club.