Positive #3: Trust shown in Emile Smith-Rowe
This week saw Arsenal categorically reject a loan approach from West Ham for academy graduate Emile Smith-Rowe, with the player also turning down the approach as he looks to break into the starting line-up.
Though he has suffered from various injuries and received limited playing time this season, he was given 27 minutes on the pitch against Crystal Palace and showed some very encouraging signs after coming on.
Particularly impressive was his passing accuracy, which was 94% during his cameo, which led some fans to suggest starting him in midfield alongside Declan Rice - an idea that I'd definitely be on board with trying out if we get a suitable chance to do so.
Negative #3: Atmosphere obsolete at times
Fans have spent much of this season voicing criticism at the club's new ticketing system, which uses a ballot, and the perceived consequences of this change.
Once again the atmosphere at the Emirates yesterday was underwhelming, to say the least, with the only real noise coming immediately after goals and, notably, upon the introduction of Smith Rowe.
The team can be propelled by the noise of the fans, so seeing the atmosphere be so flat for long periods of the game is very disheartening, especially when compared to the fortress that fans made the Emirates last season.