How refreshed do Arsenal feel at the moment?
I have said it a few times before, since Arsene Wenger left, the club feels like a breath of fresh air.
The last couple of years under the Frenchman felt stale and predictable. Our transfers resembled someone playing roulette nobody can be successful without a proper strategy.
No matter what happened people would moan. Fans were staying away, many of those that went were struggling to maintain interest. There was a lack of enthusiasm at the club.
Everything feels different this summer.
Add in record season ticket renewals and it is only the real bitter people, those with an agenda, an online personality and following based on negativity that continue to moan and complain.
One look at the BBC home page highlights how positive things are…
We have Calum Chambers signing his new contract – a surprise considering many thought he would leave the club.
Then we have the signings, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Bernd Leno both having joined the club in the last 2 weeks.
They create a bit of a shit sandwich with the only disappointing news on the page being about Jack Wilshere leaving the club. Although this is the right decision for both.
We then have even more positive contract news.
Granit Xhaka, who I think will have a massive season next year as he is pushed further forward, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles signing new deals.
The last bit of news on the site that will hopefully be concluded within the next week is Aaron Ramsey’s new contract.
It is still unsigned, but the feeling is it is only a matter of time.
However you felt about Arsenal in recent years, there has been plenty to be positive about in the last 3 qweeks.
I am buzzing for the new season.