Pessimism seems widespread. When we changed formation, my reading of this forum was something like:
Striker: Giroud / Welbeck not good enough, need to buy
Left Attackerman: Sanchez : WC - Give him £300k
Right Attackerman : Ozil : WC - Give him £300k
CM: Xhaka : Baller
CM : Ramsey : Dem Runz!
LWB: Kolasinac wrapped up early - everyone seems happy so far
RWB: Alex Oxlade Alves, cancel the season and give him the Ballon D'Or right now
CB: Holding : Northern Tony Adams
CB : Monreal : Love him
CB : Kosclieny : #bestintheleague
GK : Cech : Reborn!
If Lacazette scores like we know he can, Ramsey does what he does and Cech doesn't fuck anything up, I don't see much reason not to believe that this a team that can win games. Sure it won't be the best eleven players in the league but it's not always about that.