Arsenal on Saturday, a football high and some player news

Well, everyone still on a football high? I am and I don't care what anyone else says. We're over 10% of the way through the season and we're the second best team in the league.

And I understand that it wont last, but I'm a hopeful person and I'm allowed to dream. I mean, 10% is a fair chunk and it's just about doing that 10% again and again. It's what makes the best teams successful.


But that is as far as I'm taking that in a public space. I'm going to leave those thoughts to myself and see where it takes me. For now, we have news.

We all know Gabby signed a new contract, but after four games for the manager, Alan Hutton has also signed a new deal. I know, this one was a surprise. What's more of a surprise are his performances this season and where they've come from.

Hutton spent time on loan away from Aston Villa and failed to deliver, so how is he now, in one of the most competitive leagues in the world, delivering, week in week out. It's a serious question and I don't know the answer.

I'm not saying it's a bad thing. It's a very good thing, but it's an interesting one.

Robinson out on loan

In other news Callum Robinson has signed on loan for Preston North End. The deal was done yesterday and he even came on as a sub in their draw. Many have high hopes for Robinson, much like we have high hopes for Grealish. Time will tell, but he's getting his chance of regular football in a lower league and I hope he takes it.

Arsenal on Saturday

And with all that written, it's Arsenal on Saturday. This one was always going to be tougher than Liverpool, but they played last night and didn't look like the Arsenal that played against Manchester City at the weekend. They looked a little jaded.

There is every chance we can get something out of this game, but it's going to need a determined effort and an attacking formation. The weakness in the Arsenal side is their defence and if we're to exploit something this weekend it should be that.

I fully expect us to exploit it and then spend time allowing Arsenal the chance to exploit ours, but it seems to have worked for us so far this season, so why not give it another go. The thing is, one day this is going to bite the manager on the arse, but until then, I'll just be happy with where we are.