It's not the same IMO. Recently yes the football has been worse. However for the majority of the season up until now we've been playing some good stuff, we're scoring close to 3 goals per gm average.
As far as getting bored watching Arsenal I'll have to disagree there. I've watched some pretty boring football recently out.of Chelsea, City, and Lolpool. I think it's less about individual teams being boring and more about the bottom of the league seeing where they stand in the table halfway through the season, and deciding it's time to park the bus and avoid relegation. The perfect example of this was Chelsea v West Brom from a couple weeks back. About as boring a match youll ever see with Chelsea doing absolutely fuck all until a WBA defender gifts the ball to Costa in front of goal and it ends 1 nil. We played much better football today with a bunch of attempts. Against a parked bus like that, I'm pretty happy with what I saw today.