Not only do Arsenal have to claim all three points from our next Premier League game, and all of the ones coming up at least until we travel to face the current pace setters Chelsea at the start of February, but the Gunners will be expected to sweep past the EPL strugglers Swansea City without too much trouble.
As we Arsenal fans have found out to our cost on many an occasion, however, nothing is ever as simple as it may seem, especially in the modern and cash rich Premier League where every club can afford to spend big on players and any team can beat any other on their day.
One thing going in Arsenal´s favour ahead of the trip to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday is the wake up call that the last two games against Preston and Bournemouth have delivered, as long as the players learn from them and make sure they are not caught out again at the start.
Even more of a boost for Arsene Wenger though, is the improving injury situation at the club, with the sports injury website physioroom.com reporting that half of the currently crocked players should be available at the weekend. There are currently eight Arsenal stars out of action but of those the boss will be able to call on Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott, Kieran Gibbs and Matthieu Debuchy to face the Swans.
There is no date yet set for the return of Hector Bellerin but if it was just a little training ground know he may be alright to play as well, leaving just Mertesacker, Cazorla and Coquelin in the treatment room. How much of a boost at the right time is this for Arsenal?