Every year it is the same. There will be a club that will drop the Gunners down from the top four. Two years ago, it was Spurs. Last year it was Villa. This year it is City. Each and every year, the club has proved them wrong. For a lefty publication, The Guardian really digs high flying big spenders.
I think getting rid of Adebayor will open up the attack tremendously and with Arshavin set to for his first full season, a 4-3-3 looks very possible. Fabregas who looked a bit spent because of last summer's Euro 2008 campaign will start fresher. And I have always been impressed by Tomas Rosicky. He is actually an excellent box to box player. With Arshavin and Rosicky the jets will be on. Throw in Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey and the midfield looks awesome.
Bendtner is much improved and ended the season on a very productive note. Eduardo is back after a long injury layoff and we have seen some delectable stuff from him when he was healthy. Then there is RVP, hopefully those niggling injuries related to his molars have been taken care of with dental surgery. A healthy RVP will be good for 15 goals and may create an additional 10 more.
There are some question marks on defense and hopefully by the end of the season Wenger can come up with one more experienced centerback and a holding midfielder. Alexandre Song, Denilson, and Abou Diaby remain the weak links.