Rumours of signings for Arsenal still abound. Not Higuain now, obviously, not Cesc, still not Rooney, or Fellaini, or Bernard the Brazilian, or most of the others we’ve been linked with in the last three months. Maybe Suarez, who knows?
But supposing it’s no one. Okay, no one apart from Sanogo. What’s the likely outcome of the 2013-14 season? Title challengers, with our compact and settled squad? Second or third place? The usual scrap for fourth? The slightly less usual scrap for a Europa League place? Falling away towards mid-table? Lower than mid-table? RELEGATION DOGFIGHT? Surely not.
We’re far better than that, aren’t we? Though possibly rather relying on a lack of injuries right now.
But you know, we’ve been written off so many times over the last decade, and every year we’re still up there. Not as far up there as we’d like of course, but we’re not Spurs or Liverpool, never mind Everton or Villa or West Ham. And even ‘Arry couldn’t get us relegated. Well I don’t think so anyway.
But I’m interested in how confident people feel so please vote. (Not sure how ‘eleventh’ got in there on its own, but too late to change now.)