It was certainly one of the nastiest of Novembers for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger, with the injury list going from bad to worse and the with the results on the pitch to match. The only good thing about the month really was a comprehensive win over Dinamo Zagreb which kept the dying flames of our Champions League dream just flickering.
So far, however, the Gunners have put that behind us and have got December off to the perfect start. A hard fought win over Sunderland was followed tonight by one of our best ever away games in Europe. The fact that we had lost all of the three previous clashes in Greece was made to look like a statistical oddity as we controlled the game and cruised to a 3-0 victory.
So all of a sudden everything looks rosy in the Arsenal garden again and you would have to feel that this brilliant result in Greece will give everyone at the club a massive lift and the confidence to go on a great run. There are four more games for Arsenal to make this a dream December, all in the Premier League.
First up this weekend is another away day but with Aston Villa struggling badly we will be big favourites. Then comes the big one with the visit of Man City before Southampton away and Bournemouth at home. Even a draw with City would be alright if we win the rest and that would surely see Arsenal finish the year on top of the table and after tonight I would not put it past us.
Can Arsenal make it the perfect month?