Given the club has driven its entire fanbase to alcoholism, here is a list of which drinks the Arsenal players would be.

Arsene Wenger- Red Wine

French and sophisticated. At its prime, the best around, but the newer vintages pale in comparison. Been thrown out by the fans recently.

Szczęsny- Coors light

Nothing actively terrible about it, but has a long way to go before it could be considered a great .

Gibbs- Sambuca

There is a something very liquoricey about it.

Koscielny- Mulled Wine

Universally popular choice, hope to see much more of it around the Christmas period.

For the last decade, Arsenal have been on the verge of success, with one thing holding them back. One stumbling block, that if they could overcome, they would be serious contenders for every trophy they went for. One big, ever-changing, “if”.

“If they get a new stadium, Arsenal will compete financially” 

What’s the point of a new stadium when an oligarch can give you 3 times the revenue?

“If they wait for the kids grow up, Arsenal will have a team for a generation”

Unless of course, they leave, become perennially injured, or (god forbid) turn out to be Denilson.

In 2011, a bronze statue of Thierry Henry was unveiled outside of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium. In that sense, he’s always at Arsenal. His picture can be spotted in many locations in and around the ground with the club trying to pay homage to their record goalscorer.

When Henry left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2007, he was the club captain and had scored 226 goals in 339 games. In his eight years at the club, he won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups. He was named Football Writer’s Footballer of the Year three times and won the Premier League golden boot on four separate occasions.

Beyond the stats however, Henry epitomized everything good about the side which would eventually go unbeaten for the entirety of the 2003-2004 season. His skill, flair and pace terrorized defenders whilst his ability to produce moments of magic made fools of many a goalkeeper.

Since his departure, he has gone on to win more major honours with Barcelona whilst gaining hero status in America for his time with New York Red Bulls.

Well Arsenal did it. A thoroughly deserved 1-0 win against the baggies when in truth it could and should have been a lot more but hey, any Arsenal fan would have taken a 1-0 before the game. It was an assured defensive performance apart from the one lapse in concentration when Berahino was adjudged to be offside having been put clean through; replays suggested otherwise.

Something was different about the win on Saturday and it was Giroud who fascinated me. Arguably, the brand of football we all know arsenal are capable of producing was lost over the past month. Scrappy goals (apart from Alexis’ wonders) and football that wasn’t exactly neat on the eye. It surprised me how Giroud’s inclusion changed that.

Crisis. The word that even Le Professor doesn’t quite understand the meaning of; nevertheless, it’s been thrown about more times than our beloved Arsenal have let a lead slip. Are Arsenal really in crisis?

The last time Arsenal took to the field at The Hawthorns, they were flying high having totted up 16 points from seven games. This season is a whole different story.

Jack Wilshere was the hero that day at The Hawthorns, salvaging a point for the Arsenal having fallen behind to a Claudio Yacob header. A solid gritty away performance earned a point. But, it seems that this season, a solid gritty away performance earning a point will just not do.. And, there’s no Jack this time.