These are dark times. Dark times, indeed—if you support Arsenal.
The Gunners have picked up a meager 16 points from 11 games, including the routine loss at Old Trafford and a horrible performance at Norwich. It has certainly been a bumpy start to the season for Wenger's men, and with Tottenham right around the corner, that turbulence doesn't show any signs of abating. The other clubs aren't making life any easier for Arsenal, either, with Chelsea and Manchester United both looking in fine form, and City are still unbeaten in the league.
There is however, as even the most severe of pessimists must admit, hope for Arsenal. There is some sort of light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Arsenal will not fall just yet. Here are five reasons why.