On to Cardiff, a place that was our home for a while when cup final followed cup final there but this time we face the master of bluster and industrial football Mr Warnock. These are the games that season's past could be frustrating or walks in the park. This time around who knows?
Its almost as if this is our first away game of the season as the Stamford Bridge match seems a long time ago and a different experience for the club.
Let's make no bones about it, this season we will find out more about where we are going by games like these. We are looking for a cohesive style while getting results against teams like Cardiff. When we play teams who finished above us last season it may be more of a case of trial and error but we have to count on taking three points from teams below and around us: not the ideal learning environment but the only one that we have.
The Caraboa and the Europa (we'll know more about the latter shortly) are opportunities to see more of the new signings and should hopefully offer some relief from the gruelling reality of the Premier League.
I have to say that I am feeling excited about the coming months and the challenges ahead and we have to cut our cloth accordingly in order to achieve what we can to get where we would like to be and that's a journey, possibly a bumpy one.
Klopp and Guardiola didn't exactly hit the ground running and it's fair to say that both sides have made undoubted progress lets see where Captain Emery takes the good ship Arsenal starting with a hopeful plundering down in Wales.