Following a truly wretched opening day defeat to Paul Lambert's Aston Villa, long-suffering Arsenal supporters felt their long-run without a trophy of any sort was destined to continue.
Such was the pure displeasure of that opening day defeat, that the crowd at the Emirates Stadium unleashed a barrage of abuse aimed at long-serving boss Arsene Wenger and the club's board for failing to invest sufficiently during the summer transfer market.
Appearing to heed such angry advice, the Gunners secured the impressive deadline-day signing of German star Mesut Ozil on transfer deadline day.
Former Real Madrid playmaker Ozil has provided the catalyst for Arsenal's recent impressive form, alongside formidable French striker and fellow midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
The Welshman appears rejuvenated this season, putting his previous injury woes firmly in the past with a succession of all-action showings. That certainly continued in the Premier League against Norwich City on Saturday.
During an emphatic 4-1 win that featured perhaps the goal of the season with Jack Wilshere's 18th minute opener, Ramsey also netted seven minutes from time.
As well as grabbing a well-deserved goal, the 22-year-old wowed the Gunners faithful with superb skill that featured a quite stunning turn that merits comparison with a certain Zinedine Zidane.
Watch footage of Ramsey's impressive piece of skill above - with thanks to 101 Great Goals.