The Gunners have started the season brightly having lost only one out of their nine Premier League games played so far. Arsene Wenger's side swept away Sunderland with a 4-1 victory on Saturday, the team continue to sit in the second position above major rivals, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester United. In their European campaign, the North London club sent out a chilling message to the rest of their group by netting six goals past German opposition Ludogorets. Although it is still early times in the season, the morale is definitely high in the Arsenalcamp and rivals are to keep a close eye on the side.

A story all too familiar

Despite the great startin both competitions, Arsenal have never won a UEFA trophy and the last time they were league champions was in 2004. With regard to the so-called "big four,"Arsenal are the only club to not have won in Europe or be crowned Premier League champions in the last decade. Wenger's men may need to keep their current form up throughout the rest of the season to walk away with either of the two titles.

History has shown the club that an impressive start will not guarantee them of silverware. During the 2013 to 2014 season, Arsenal led the Premier league table for much of the season, spending more time as league leaders than any other side. However, a mixture of injuries to vital players and defeats away from home, saw their title hopes slip away from their grasp in late March. With more heartbreak than fairy tale endings for the team, fans may not want to get too carried away with the celebrations.

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Switzerland international, Granit Xhaka, is among the new faces the club brought over in the summer. The 24-year-old midfielder has settled well in the side and has already bagged himself a goal in the league.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech told The Sun newspaper that in the last three years the club havemade new signings in the hope of ending their 12-year Premier League title drought.

In comparison with Manchester United and Chelsea, Arsenal have spent less money during the transfer market. But as we all know, that is Wenger's style and it is a managerial tactic that has seen his side enter Europe's top club competition 19 consecutive times.

Nonetheless, fans would probably like to boast about being champions rather than qualifying for the Champions League. The runner-up positions in the domestic league and the lack of big transfer signings have resulted in fans criticizing the Frenchman's style of managing over the years.

A powerhouse in the game

There was once a time when the whole league dreaded facing the Gunners at their home ground.

This was a period when the likes of Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Patrick Veria were calling the shots on the pitch. The influential players during those years were hardly knownprior to playing for the club, so one cannot overlook the current team from the Premier League or the European race yet.

However, the fact that a strong Arsenal side still fell short of victory in the Champions League final against Barcelona in 2006, may have already caused some Football supporters to doubt the credentials of this current squad. Can the new stars of today including Alex Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil create a new chapter for the club? One thing is for sure, football is an unpredictable sport.

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