If you were to have a conversation with an Arsenal fan a few days ago you would have been mistaken to think their trophy drought was a thing of the past.
There has been a renewed optimism among the Arsenal faithful in North London and across the world this season.
Arsenal are playing the football of their lives- effervescent, controlled, tactical, organized, arrogant even. Teams that have stood in their way have been brushed aside with embarrassing ease. Superlatives have been flowing as the well oiled Gunners machine marched on incessantly game after game. An impressive 2-0 win over fellow title hopefuls Liverpool at the Emirates was followed by a solitary away goal win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. Arsenal had confounded all their critics by putting together a series of memorable wins.