The last ten seasons have hurt so much. From being this all conquering side to one that simply could not challenge for top honours, it had to. I remember the days when we used to go into any game rightly believing that we would win. Those days will never come back but we have very slowly come back to a side that people consider challenge worthy.
It is a big ask to talk about winning the league this season, but at least we are being mentioned. All we have to do is make the Invincible Wannabes sweat a little. My how they have dropped off, shame we could not have made an impact slightly earlier.
Being an Arsenal fan does not cloud my judgment when I say we have one of the best squads in the league. All we are lacking now is a Sol Campbell or Tony Adams in defence and world class goalkeeper. Saying that both Ospina and Gabriel both are young enough and talented enough to change that. We could also do with a Edu type figure to fill in for Coquelin from time to time. Hopefully Bielik can do this job if he lives up to the hype. With further development of our current players we can be anything they want to be.
When Arsenal were at their best they would buy youngish stars so we could have them for their peek years and also buy/produce exceptional talent through the academy. The later was always there. A sign that we are back to competing is that we are now doing all of these things.
The signings of Ozil and Sanchez followed up by Welbeck, Gabriel and Bielik fit this policy. We have today been linked with an exciting Argentine youngster as well another highly rated centre back from Charlton. This all excites me for the future as does some of the next generation players we already have.
This all shows that we are back and a good summer transfer window will mean we can once again get to the summit of English football.