It's a nice time to be an Arsenal fan.
A mere couple days ago, most of the club's supporters would have been met with piteous looks and conciliatory pats on the back if they informed another football enthusiast that they follow a club generally assumed to be in perpetual decline.
Transfer deadline day changed that, of course. Mesut Özil's arrival has completely lifted the mood around the football club, and has reignited hope that Arsenal can not only break their infamous trophy drought but contend for the Premier League title.
There are many other reasons to have faith in the Gunners at the moment. Here are some.