The summer of 2007 got off to a rough start for Arsène Wenger with Thierry Henry departing to Barcelona in a bid to win his first UEFA Champions League title.
Meanwhile, Ramón Calderón was trying to lure Cesc Fàbregas to Real Madrid, given that the former La Masia alumni was one of Calderón's three pre-election transfer promises.
The other two players being Chelsea's Arjen Robben and AC Milan star Kaká, who at the time was the front-runner to win the FIFA World Player of the Year.
Wenger's most exciting summer signing was Eduardo, the explosive Brazilian-turned-Croatian international from Dinamo Zagreb.
Not much was known about Łukasz Fabiański, except that Arsène had made an off-the-cuff remark during the season that he had three world-class keepers in his squad (Jens Lehmann, Manuel Almunia and Fabiański).
To which, Lehmann fired in this zinger of a quote (from the AFP via the Daily Telegraph): "Wenger has spoken of three world-class goalies. I guess I must be one of them. The others have proven their class by winning titles? I'm just thinking about it and I can't recall any."
Lehmann was not even the most disruptive player, it was Lassana "Moaning" Diarra, who was so unbearable that he was only lasted four months and 18 days.
Just quietly, Wenger had also signed Auxerre's Bacary Sagna, who was a member of the UNFP Team of the Year.
Arsène opened the door for Sagna and slammed door on Justin Hoyte's career with the Gunners. Truth be told, Hoyte was never Arsenal quality.
Sagna solidified a place in the PFA Team of the Year during his first Premier League season and went on to become one of the world's best right-backs.
What looked like an innocuous fall in an October North London derby game last year resulted in a broken leg for Sagna.
Six months later, he broke the same leg again in a game against Norwich City.
What percentage of the liability falls to Arsenal's medical staff?
Abou Diaby, André Santos, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Thomas Vermaelen and Tomas Rosický are current Gunners, who have had a history of recurring injuries.
Or, can Sagna's two breaks in the same leg in the same season simply be explained as misfortune?