Well, after many days of waiting, the Premier League is finally back. Each team has taken the time to improve their squads over the transfer window so that they can put their new additions to use in their matches.
With Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud as a part of the lineup, but no Robin van Persie or Alex Song, the Gunners looked to open their season in a positive manner.
In some ways, their were some positives to the match, but due to the accompanying negatives, Arsenal ended the match with an 0-0 draw.
It wasn't the best start to the season, but it was certainly not bad.
However, now that the first game of the season is in the books, Arsenal's next away match against Stoke City will be a crucial one.
So with this, here are six areas the Gunners must improve on so that they can beat Stoke.