Could we get a trophy this season?

The preseason is nearly over and we can start looking forward to another great year of football again.

Unlike in the last few years, Arsene Wenger has been quite active in the transfer market early and taken steps to avoid the drama that occurred in the last day(s) of the transfer window twelve months ago.

Cazorla, Giroud and Podolski look like great additions to the squad with the near return of Wilshere and talents of Oxlade Chamberlain shining beacons for the season ahead.

Of course, the RVP saga continues and it may be a case of our best player last year leaving once again. I still hope he stays but in any case I feel we have enough to do something special this year.

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Arsenal to finally spend big?

It is being rumoured that Arsenal are finally ready to bin the wage structure that exists at the club in order to be able to compete for world class players and keep stars such as Robin van Persie.

Yesterday's loss against Sunderland makes it a nearly certain seventh year without a trophy and a gradual decline in the quality of the team is being reported as a cause for the possible policy change.

The 4-0 dissapointment in Milan last week means Arsenal have minimal chance of going to the quarterfinals of the Champions League and they are seventeen points behind Manchester in the Premier League.

The likely summer transfer targets will likely include Eden Hazard (Lille) and Mario Goetze (Borussia Dortmund). Rosicky, Almunia, Chamakh, Squillaci, Walcott and Arshavin may be players to make way.

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Not looking good

Well the 2-1 loss at home to Manchester United underlined the inherent current weakness of Arsenal in general.

From the third straight defeat in the Premier League to the stadium wide dismay at the substitution of an 18 year old and another flawed defensive performance with limited penetration in offense. And once again, our lack of a proper full back came back to haunt us.

The reality is that this season still has a long way to go and it and we need to get on with it. Any remaining doubts we could amazingly finish at the very top this season are now completely gone and the focus must be only on finishing in the top four. If you feel like a punt on Arsenal, check out the odds for the Premier League of England.

Next up is Aston Villa in the FA Cup and a good chance to put this game behind us.