I think that the Arsene Wenger will be pretty pleased that Arsenal do not play again until the game against Liverpool at the Emirates stadium in two weeks. That will be the first of (hopefully) 10 games that will decide whether the season was a great success, satisfactory or a complete disaster so the manager will welcome this break.
The Gunners are on a great run but we have been running on empty a bit and could really do with this time to gather ourselves in order to go again with all guns blazing. A lot of our wins in 2015 have been too close for comfort, with Leicester, QPR, Crystal Palace and Newcastle this weekend all pressing us hard for a late equalizer and we have certainly had some good luck along the way. We ned that carry on for the next two weeks.
Now the Champions League is out of the way, Arsenal only have one or two FA cup games to worry about as well as the Premier League and so we should be fresher and more able to finish teams off or control games when we are leading. That is if all the players return fit and well from their respective international duties of course.
A key injury or two could really hurt us and our prospects now, and Wenger will be hoping that the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil are all used sparingly by their national coaches. If our luck holds in this way and we get players like Wilshere, Arteta and Debuchy back to help out, the Gunners will be ready for a big push when the domestic action begins again and who knows where that could lead…