ARSENAL have so far enjoyed a perfect pre-season, with five wins from five including a 4-0 thrashing of rivals Chelsea.
While it is dangerous to judge a team on what they have done in friendly games, this preseason feels like a very positive one from an Arsenal point of view.
Many fans expect the club to achieve Champions League qualification as the minimum.
And you cannot argue that the board have not backed their coach Mikel Arteta and their technical director Edu.
Arsenal feel very much like a project that is turning a corner and starting to pick up momentum.
This summer has seen significant investment in the squad with Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko both signed from Manchester City and Fabio Vieria signed from FC Porto.
Add to that the return from loan of William Saliba and Arsenal look like a more complete side.
Here’s three reasons as to why the Arsenal fans should be slightly more positive than normal.
Last season saw Arteta generally look to set his side up in a 4-2-3-1 system although the ‘10’ role was generally reserved for Martin Odegaard.
The Norwegian international was extremely versatile in the way that he would drop off and into the channels to receive the ball.