It's usually the same old story for Arsene Wenger; a good start with some nice wins, but they fizzle out after Christmas with the injuries setting in and their lack of depth exposed.
It's strange though, for once they seem prepared and are not struggling even though we are past the Christmas mark.
Even though they currently have a long injury list, they still are winning, and their performance against Tottenham was quite commendable.
The Gunners currently have injuries to Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil to name a few, yet frankly they didn't struggle and haven't particularly yet this season.
And I think I have cracked what's different this season from last?
The signings made this summer may have been questioned by many, with no striker coming in, but I do believe that Arsene Wenger was right to bring in who he did.
Ozil and Mathieu Flamini have offered the Gunners a whole new dimension in their play, Ozil plays in pretty much every game, whilst Flamini provides important back-up in Arsenal's midfield.
With their summer signings, along with the emergence of players like Olivier Giroud, and the new partnership of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker it means that injuries now come as no problem to the Gunners.
The two players of Ozil and Flamini have suddenly given Arsenal that touch of class, and even when people like Giroud need a rest, Wenger can rely on players like Nicklas Bendtner to chip in with a couple of goals.
They now have youth to compliment their seniors, and currently 24 players have played in the Premier League for Arsenal. Each has the ability to help win the game.
Now I don't know if it's just luck that everything has fallen into place, or whether Wenger is just a whiz, but something has changed for the better.
But can they be title winners? Personally I think for now this is a step too far.
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