Arsenal supporters can hardly wait until the end of the international break following their dramatic deadline day business.
It has almost been a month since their horrific opening day defeat to Aston Villa, and with everything looking all doom and gloom in the aftermath, the turnaround since has been quite extraordinary.
Wenger’s side bounced back in style, negotiating a tricky two-legged Champions League qualifier with Turkish giants Fernabahce with ease, as well as picking up two consecutive Premier League victories in London derbies – the second being an excellent morale boosting 1-0 victory over big spending arch rivals Tottenham.
And the Gunners fans who had become furious at the clubs’ lack of spending were then left stunned by the clubs £42.5 million signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid on deadline day.
The move took everyone by surprise apart from Wenger, who to his credit had remained calm and calculated throughout a difficult summer.
The capture of Ozil, and the shrewd capture of Matthieu Flamini on a free transfer has given the Arsenal manager plenty of options in the midfield.
The feeling is that the Gunners are still a top class striker short of perhaps being genuine title contenders, but the midfield options alone give you confidence to believe they can at least challenge for something beyond the top four this season.
Assuming Wenger continues to deploy three in the middle and two wide man with a lone forward, we have identified five midfield combinations for the Gunners this season, and which we consider the strongest.