After a super weekend, walking away with all 3 points from Villa Park in emphatic style to say the least and ALL our rivals (Chelsea, City, Liverpool & Everton) dropping points makes for an awesome week ahead.

Some may ask “what about Spurs and United”, I say “yeah what about them”. This was definitely the confidence booster our boys needed after City and Dortmund. It can get better, 3 straight home fixtures, WIN ALL and the boys will be up for Chelsea away with Walcott back in the mix.

Saturday afternoon saw Arsenal get their second win of the season and their first since the opening day. After the awful display in Dortmund midweek this was more like it from Arsenal.

However, Arsenal didn’t have it all their own way as they could have been 2-0 down if it wasn’t for Szchesny making two very good saves, the second a fantastic save from a free header by Ciaran Clark.

In wake of Arsenal’s Champions League defeat in Dortmund, the Gunners have an opportunity for redemption in Saturday’s game at Villa Park.

Out for revenge

While opponents Aston Villa have gained an impressive 10 points in four games, Arsenal’s three draws and one win have contributed to an underwhelming start to the season.

Arsenal come up head to head with a team that at this early stage of the premier league sits above them, and as evenly poised match as can be, Arsenal need to WIN this one more than Aston Villa.

 

Guess what, old campaigners like Gabby Agbonlahor know this more than any other player on the park, including the Arsenal 11. This match is always intense and yields as many fouls as playing Sunday afternoon league.

Arsenal will be up against a rejuvenated Villa outfit, this the first time since the departure of Martin O’Neill does this Villa club resemble anything with self-belief, all this without their talisman Benteke who gave us all scares the last time we visited Villa park.

The season has well and truly begun as Arsenal’s Champions League journey starts with a familiar opponent, Borussia Dortmund. They don’t come much harder as Dortmund are seen as Arsenal’s main opponents for top spot in a group that could provide a few surprises.

Here we go again

In recent times, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund have something of a rivalry in Europe’s biggest competition as they have been pitted together in the same group on three occasions in the past four years.