Yes, we had a terrible summer. Did we strengthen? I'd say yes, because we got rid of players who did not want to play for the Arsenal. In came some highly experienced, strong individuals who do want to play for Arsenal. Combine that with the talent we have, the young talent coming through, all the poor results plus the hunger and desire... I'd say the teams recent defensive displays have been great. If we can focus, stay together, keep a decent run going, get some luck in the draws, I feel we can do something good this season. Of course ultimately only ONE team will win the carling cup, or the FA cup (same goes to PL & CL, but realistically our chances are much lower in those than the cups for obviou$ reasons) but i feel we are really starting to gel and we certainly are still top 4 material. Its down to the Club now to perform and get the job done.