Season Preview: Curtain Falls on the One-Man Show

The season is upon us. Once again we are debating ins and outs, rather than settling on our best XI to face Sunderland at the Emirates this Saturday. It’s frustrating but it’s the way of modern football. The timing of the transfer window is such that the start of the season practically takes a back seat to player movement until Jim White screeches out his last updates on Sky Sports at the end of August. But in spite of the rumors and the speculation, there is a game to play on Saturday and those three points count just as much as the ones in May. So the most important question now is whether we are ready for the real games to begin.

It’s impossible to examine the state of the squad without first addressing the ghastly transfer of our captain and talisman to our hated rival. Robin van Persie has…

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