The Unai Emery era began at Arsenal with a pair of tricky matches. Manchester City and Chelsea will never be easy at the best of times, but for Emery it proved too much.
A pair of defeats, and Arsenal were needing to kick their season into gear in late August.
And boy, did they.
Arsenal have won their last nine matches in all competitions, and have looked pretty good doing it. A 5-1 drubbing of Fulham was indicative of just how much this team has turned things around, and Gunners fans will be eagerly awaiting the end of the international break.
Here’s how we think Arsenal might get on over their next five games: