The Gunners went nine years without a trophy before last year's FA Cup win over Hull City, therefore the prospect of two titles in two years seems like progress - don't fool yourselves it is not.
Arsene Wenger's men may have finished third this season - one better that last season - but they finished five points worse off in what was the least competitive Premier League since the early 90s.
Arsenal were also knocked out the last 16 of the Champions League for the fifth season in a row. In previous editions of the competition excuses were made arguing they were paired against Europe's heavyweights but losing 1-3 at home to Monaco whilst the likes of Atletico Madrid battled valiantly with Real Madrid shows the London club are a third rate power.
The number one cause of this is a lack of firepower. They were goalless against Dortmund and Chelsea (twice) while only managing to score two goals in two encounters against a leaky Spurs defence.
Alexis Sanchez failed to score in those matches and failed to win in 15 matches where the Chilean played but did not score. It became clear to the opposition that if you stopped the forward you stopped Arsenal.
Robin van Persie's 30 goals drove Wenger's men to fourth in the 2011/12 season; a Tottenham collapse helped Arsenal to fourth the following season and if it were not for Aaron Ramsey's injury the Gunners would have been involved in last season's title race all the way to the end.
Yes Arsenal have made two FA Cup finals in a row and yes they are starting to replace the stars players they lost a few years ago, but as long as the same failings keep occurring they cannot progress further.