Arsenal fans have had to endure more than our fair share of disappointment and stress during various transfer windows in the last 10 years, so I know what it must be like for Liverpool fans and, to a lesser extent, Man City fans this summer with the ongoing transfer saga surrounding the young England international Raheem Sterling.
I have no sympathy with any of those involved though and I just hope that it does not get resolved any time soon. Earlier on in the summer, there were some Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with Sterling but thankfully they appear to have been misguided.
Whatever happens with this transfer issue, and it looks to me like he will end up signing for City, it is only helping Arsenal right now, mainly because it is really hurting two of our main rivals for the Premier League. Also, I cannot see the player suddenly forgetting all this disruption and hitting top form again, at least not for a while.
Both of the clubs are having their pre-season preparations disrupted and hopefully that will mean they are not ready for the start of the season, and I think you can add Man United to that list. Arsenal fans, meanwhile, are looking forward to the new campaign with a positive frame of mind and we can also revel in the fact that our own dressing room all seem to be pulling in the same direction.
Even if Arsene Wenger does not make any more signings this summer, do you think we are in a much better position than any of our BPL rivals?