The zeal to write about Arsenal has dwindled to what may be an all-time low for me. From non-negotiables to a truck load of crosses, the Gunners are currently 15th on the Premier League table.

They are the last in the third quarter on the table and only better than – I mean – have more points than Brighton, Fulham, Burnley, Westbrom and Sheffield.

Chances created are almost zero now with little or no penetrative passes. Arsenal have mastered the U-shape romance around the opposition box but yet Aubameyang is having as many shot on goal as the number of thunder storms in the Sahara in 2020.

Arsenal are 17th on the goals-scored log this season, 16th on shots taken but 5th on pass completion. Side ways and backward passes.

A year ago, we choose Arteta over Mourinho to replace Unai Emery. Today Spurs with Mourinho are sitting on top of the table after 2 counter attacking goals against Arsenal.

Spurs used to be the team Arsenal enjoy being ahead of. But in four consecutive seasons, the white half of North London have finished ahead of the Gunners in the Premier League.

Arsenal have invested in recent years with Partey the most recent buy. But the injury bug at Arsenal have gotten to him. We have spent £221.72m net transfer – the 2nd highest in World football. Yet, we are playing rubbish.

It is a sorry sight at Arsenal with little positives to talk about except the 100% win in the Europa League where the Hale End boys are expressing themselves. The business end of the European Carling Cup begins next year. The draw is on Monday

Since signing a new contract, Aubameyang has been a ghost. Lacazette has been deployed as a 10 and it has been a wasteful exercise. Bellerin’s foul throw, Willian’s ghost, Pepe’s inconsistency and the team’s mechanical tactics are major cause for concern.

It is frustrating watching Arsenal play. Will that frustration continue this weekend against Burnley? Will Arteta hold on and turn the corner?

This is not the Arsenal we know. This is a shadow.