Arsenal cannot (and certainly will not) get complacent simply because Borussia Dortmund lost Robert Lewandowski to Bayern Munich this summer. Jurgen Klopp is a tactical genius and the Germans are stacked with talent.
They would have a much better chance of winning the title if they were freed of Bayern Munich's exceptional dominance, but they are still contenders.
Dortmund have tremendous quality in every area of the pitch. A back five led by Roman Weidenfeller, Mats Hummels and Neven Subotic supports a speedy and diverse midfield with Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin Grosskreutz and Nuri Sahin.
Arsenal's full-backs will be frightened by the searing pace of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Jakub Blaszczykowski and crown jewel Marco Reus.
Dortmund are also exceptionally difficult to beat at home, where some of the most passionate fans on earth create a terrifying atmosphere.
Like last year, the Gunners face a tremendous battle for the coveted top spot.