This summer, like the previous two summers, hasn't exactly gone as hoped for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal FC fans.
The signings of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud filled the air around Ashburton Grove with hope, but that hope quickly dissipated when Robin van Persie announced his decision to not renew his contract with Arsenal.
Memories of Kolo Toure, Emmanuel Adebayor, Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas packing their bags for richer, greener pastures quickly rushed to the minds of Arsenal fans.
Some took the news worse than others.
But in the midst of such sad news, could Arsenal still succeed in 2012-13? I'll argue just that in the coming slides.