It’s not been the start of the season Arsenal supporters had been hoping for.
A Premier League title challenge looks all but over in mid-November and a second-placed finish and a potential draw against a European heavyweight is the best they can hope for in the Champions League.
Injuries have hit the Gunners hard and Arsene Wenger’s failure to land a top class defensive midfielder and a new centre back in the summer has also been labelled as a reason.
It is all too familiar a story for Arsenal fans who have resigned themselves to another challenge for the top four over the next two thirds of the season.
No Premier League side has lost more points from winning positions this season and you have to wonder just how much worse the situation would have been had it not been for the summer signing of Alexis Sanchez.
The Chilean has been carrying Arsenal for most of the season and there have been a few signs he is starting to get frustrated with life at his new club.
That has piled further pressure on Arsene Wenger to rectify some of his summer mistakes in the upcoming winter transfer window.