Arsenal fans are in for a long, trying season. We knew that before Week 3 of the 2011-2012 Premier League season, but the Gunners' dismantling at the hands of Manchester United on Sunday highlighted it even further.
The Red Devils ran out 8-2 winners at Old Trafford on Sunday just after their noisy neighbors Manchester City had made a mockery of Arsenal's arch rivals Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
Though the table means little so early in the season, the first three (in some cases two) games show us a lot about a team and give us and managers plenty to ponder during the international break.
There was plenty of delightful football this weekend, and with the transfer window closing late Wednesday, the next few days are sure to be exciting.
Let's take a look at what we learned in the past two days.