Are we calling anything that resembles optimism 'blind faith'?
Surely something like being linked with a £15m+ bid, for someone a lot of top European teams would be happy to have, is a positive thing?
What is bloody infuriating is that the club and Wenger did not seem as bothered about spending money on a keeper when there were huge problems with the position.
At the moment there is more need for top money to spent on other areas.
There were so many complaints about lack of activity this time last year, and now we are fussy enough to turn our noses up at the possibility of signing top players?
You don't think that signing Podolski and Giroud for over £20m before the transfer window is even open is at the very least a sign of intent. What exactly are you expecting from us in the transfer market?
If you in the business of dreaming then so can I.
I don't rate Podolski as a great player.
I think of him in much the same way as Mertesacker.
Yippee they have loads of German caps, have done ok for Germany, but have questionable club form behind them.
Podolski hardly set the world alight during his 3 years at Bayern.
In fact he had to run back to Koln where granted he has resurrected his career.
Maybe he will work out ok at Arsenal, but what worries me is that fact he couldn't cut it at Bayern.
Maybe he will turn out like Henry and Viera who had failed at big clubs or maybe he turns out like Arshavin.
We can only hope.
As for Giroud, I hope he lives up to the hype and doesn't go the way of our some of our last French imports.
They are positive moves but the Arsenal squad need a hell of a lot of regigging.
Sadly it looks like a sizeable chunk of the wage bill could be still tied up with the wastes of space.
Yes I am picky and a pessimist.