Let's forget for a second that Arsenal are currently top of the Premier league and also top of the 'toughest' Champions league group.
Let's focus more toward the future, and where the north- London club will be come May.
It's no news to anyone in the football community that Arsenal have recently acquired a much revered item in football. One previously present at Real Madrid, one which seldom comes along and one which is often associated with the German national team: especially during shoot-outs.
It's called consistency.
Oh and they bought a German called Ozil too.
The Gunners have lost only one match since the beginning of March. They've won 43 points out of a possible 51 over the 17 matches since the so-called 'Champions league qualifier' defeat to Tottenham on the 3rd of that month.
Arsenal now possess the most valuable skill in football; the ability to win a match and then keep on winning them afterwards.
When this ability is coupled with spectacular individual excellence you are certainly well on your way to success. A certain midfielder who is foreign to England has been providing many match-winning performances with his ability to pick out a player with pin-point accuracy and also put the ball in the back of the net. His name is Aaron Ramsey.
Oh and that German they bought called Ozil has been pretty good too.
Ramsey has scored eight goals in all competitions so far this season. Quite a staggering statistic considering many thought he would struggle to even make the bench. His unwavering work-ethic supported by some clinical finishing has turned Aaron Ramsey into the new Gerrard, for the time-being at least.
Of course, we have to be realistic; Ramsey is not going to be able to keep up this kind of form all season. However the important lesson we must learn from the rise of the Welsh starlet is that if a player who has certainly been on the receiving end of more than his fair share of criticism can turn things around to such wondrous heights, then what can one of only two clubs to defeat the Champions League winners on their home turf last season achieve?
Arsenal also posses one particular trait which differs from the last eight seasons, a trait also associated with the German national team: it's called quality.
Oh and that German they bought has got a fair share of talent too.
Contrary to what many in the press like to spout, Arsenal's squad contains an abundance of quality. There has been no better demonstration of the strength of the Gunners' squad than now.
The north-London side have played the vast majority of the season so far without their key players. Take Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Bacary Sagna, and Mikel Arteta (recently recovered) out of Arsenal's team last season and the idea of the team not obtaining a top four finish would have become a very feasible possibility.
This season, after being forced to play many matches without a single winger available, Arsenal are still top of the league, still top of their Champions League group and still unbeaten since the first day of the season.
In terms of the competition, Arsenal have no reasons for trepidation. Manchester United are far from the same beast they were last season without their legendary Scottish talisman Sir Alex Ferguson.
Chelsea, whilst still favourites for the league, are nowhere near as terrifying as they used to be back during Mourinho's first stint in charge.
City, as always, have a squad full of spectacular individuals, but one is sure Arsenal can certainly give them a run for their money in a head to head. Tottenham? Ask your friends if they would prefer to face Spurs now or the Spurs of last season, the answer will speak for itself.
Oh and according to Arsenal invincible Robert Pires that German player we signed could make quite a difference too.
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