Arsenal are currently in good form but I would like to highlight two of the younger players in the squad and talk about their futures. You may be wondering which two players I am on about well here they are Bellerin and Akpom.

Hector Bellerin signed for Arsenal the summer Fabregas went back to his home club and impressed in the reserves on numerous occasions. With one loan spell to his name at Watford it seemed Bellerin may have gone out on loan again however, he was promoted to the first team mainly because Jenkinson went out on loan to West Ham.

In hearing for a work permit, Arsenal successfully argued that he was a player of the “highest calibre” who could “contribute significantly to the development of the game at the top level in England” which astounded the Home Office, approving of the permit for the player.

Gabriel Paulista was born in Sao Paulo and joined Esporte Clube Vitoria, making his first senior appearance against Flamengo aged 19. He became a key member of the Brazilian side before making a switch to La Liga and Villarreal in 2013. He has made 22 appearances this season, shining in the back line for the side, who lie sixth in the league. Let’s see what he can bring.

The surprise of the season is definitely Arsenal’s French midfielder Francis Coquelin.

It look liked his Arsenal career was over after being sent to Freiburg last season and having a falling out with the manager. His attitude was questioned and looked like he may have blown his chance.

Regardless of what Wojciech Szczesny ate, drank or smoked in the showers after a miserable 0-2 defeat to the mighty Saints, his omission from between the Arsenal sticks has been a while coming. Emerging as a beacon of hope in the world after Almunia, Szczesny has failed to build on his promising talent, instead turning into the bundle of nerves of a goalkeeper the Arsenal faithful were so used to before his arrival.

Perhaps a little harsh. But out of the elite Premier League clubs only Arsenal find themselves with an uncertainty in regards to their number one. Szczesny is older than De Gea of Manchester United and Courtois of Chelsea. By the way, Liverpool don’t count as they are currently awful and Mignolet doesn’t even wear the number one, so there.

Arsene Wenger had become increasingly under fire as the manager of Arsenal, or should I say not just the manager, rather - the general - the guy who runs everything, at Arsenal. Recent performances or more precisely, recent defensive performances have been atrocious. There’s no doubt in that.

But here’s how I see it.

Last season was a close season. Arsenal dipped at the end, some would say, as expected. However, Arsenal managed to keep clean sheets, albeit conceding as many as 6 in some matches, yes, nevertheless, there were many games where they managed solid defensive performances. But does this not show that Arsenal can defend? That Arsene does have tactical regard? That he can set up his team to defend appropriately?