Arsenal do not play again for nearly two weeks due to the international break, but after that great performance and result against Manchester United yesterday, at least it will be a happy and optimistic couple of weeks. Hopefully none of our players will pick up an injury while on international duty and then we will want to carry on where we left off.
Well in the Premier League anyway, because Arsenal are in good form domestically. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of our Champions League campaign after two dismal and depressing defeats to clubs like Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos that we really should be beating.
However, the way we blew United away at the Emirates should have the players believing that we can turn things around in Europe. If Arsenal really are back to their best then you would fancy our chances against almost anyone. The only problem is that the club we need to beat to get back on track in our UCL group is Bayern Munich.
Not only are the German Bundesliga champions always among the strongest teams in Europe, but right now they are in absolutely stunning form. I was hoping that Borussia Dortmund might not do Arsenal a favour at the weekend by knocking Bayern off their stride in the big derby game, as they were unbeaten, in good form themselves and just four points below Munich in the table.
Well that did not exactly go as I hoped, as Bayern smashed their closest rivals to pieces, scoring five goals for the third time in the last four games. They have won all eight of their league games and are flying in Europe as well, so even if Arsenal are back to our brilliant best, we still might need Bayern to be below-par in order for us to get out of the group. What do you think?