I woke up on Saturday morning with a tingling sensation in my stomach - the type which suggests a feeling of nerves coupled with a wholly overwhelming, consuming excitement.
I picked up the TV remote, selected the TV guide, scrolled across to later on Saturday night, and subsequently gleamed at the beautiful sight of Match of The Day hitting our screens at 10.35Pm. I'm pretty sure that feeling is up there with the typical great feelings in life.
You know...wedding day, birth of a kid - that kind of stuff.
Lessons after one weekend
Utd are still cr*p
They can play 451, 442, 352, 847, they will continue to be awful because they lack an array of players. What a mess Fergie has left behind and what a joy it is to see.
Chelsea look a force going forward
They impressed me offensively on Monday night. Their passing was crisp and Fabregas kept things ticking really effectively. That was the best I've seen them keep the ball under Mourinho.
However, what I felt watching the game was that a midfield of Matic, Fabregas and Oscar could be hugely vulnerable.
Fabregas is a number 10. He doesn't have the engine to run up and down covering yard after yard which is what you need from a box to box midfielder. You wouldn't play Mata/Silva/Ozil in that position because you don't have enough mobility and trackers in your midfield if you do.
Against a better team than Burnley I think they could be hurt as a result. We will see - I'm not being bitter I promise
Arsenal lack a forward
The Crystal Palace game highlighted that physically we are not quite ready. That is understandable. But what worried me was the lack of movement from Sanogo.
Ramsey said in an interview after the game that him and Wilshere weren't seeing enough runs up front and therefore the two of them dwelled on the ball too much. That's a worry and however much you rate Sanogo, we all know he isn't going to fire us to a Champions League or Premier League. Giroud is closer to what a club with ambition needs, but he still doesn't give us that mobility, that power or pace to make us totally complete.
People can get transfer happy around this time of the year assuming that every flaw in a team can be solved through purchasing players. They forget that sometimes players don't want to move, and certain transfers are unrealistic or even impossible.
However, Wenger, I'm sure you're reading this post in the bath tub in your hotel room in Turkey...I really do implore you to put a bid in for Cavani - if he's available, he would transform us. We haven't replaced 'he who shall not be named' since he snaked his way to Manchester - We need to do it this summer.
It's early days, but the tone has been set. 37 games to go and let's hope that a 92nd minute winner isn't required for all of them otherwise my cardiovascular health will decline faster than the career of David Moyes.