(Original post by Xamanus)
So while everyone is talking about Man United, Man City and Chelsea for the title, Arsenal have seemed to slip underneath the radar.
No worries, I am sure the anti-Arsenal media have helped brain wash you into forgetting that Arsenal have a master at the helm. Professor Arsene Wenger.
Now.... I know it may seem gloomy, (yes I am well aware of our trophy doubt, but you must taste the bitter pill of defeat and experience it for a long period... because when the success comes it'll be a much greater taste than what you could have expected).
This is a man who has defied the odds many a time. Last season we were supposed to finish mid-table... we finished third. We were supposed to finish behind Tottenham, we finished ahead of them, we were supposed to be knocked out by Udinese we beat them, we were supposed to be hammered by Man City and Chelsea, we beat them both.
Now... lets look to this coming season. Uncertainty again casts a cloud over the Arsenal empire. RvP in particular looks like he may betray us. However Arsene has moved swiftly into action, Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski will sure combined make up the goals that RvP got last season, if not more.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be a year older, Gervinho has even showed great promise in pre-season and this may be his year, Ramsey will obviously improve and in our midfield Arsene looks to strengthen with Cazorla set to arrive within the next few days. A loan deal for Sahin has is also in the offing.
Not to mention our young talent like Frimpong, Coquelen, Eisfeld, Miquel, Bartley, Jenkinson, Gnarby, Aneke, Afoebe... and of coarse the soon to return Jack Wilshere.
Our defence is stronger with Steve Bould here, Vermaelen and Koscielny will once again be formidable and with Sagna and Gibbs as full backs and Szczesny in goals, who knows maybe "poor defence" will be a thing of the past.
Still haven't mentioned the reliable Rosicky, the ever talented yet injury prone Diaby who is still yet to have his finest hour, Andry Arshavin who may or may not be here, Andre Santos a demon as a winger or a full back, Marouane Chamakh eager to prove his doubters wrong, Theo Walcott could this be his year?
Will RvP decide to stay.... and in the title race we'll join the fray.
Am I ambitious? Yes, Am I delusional.... probably yes. But I do have faith. Delusional faith. My faith in Wenger was decreasing last season and if we do not win anything then it'll be gone completely.
However this will be our year (please Liverpool don't sue me for using that line).
COME ON THE ARSENAL!