It remains to be seen where Arsenal go from here, of course, and this FA cup quarter-final victory over Lincoln City will not mean a great deal if the Gunners play poorly from now on and fail to win the FA cup or finish in the top four of the Premier League.
But after a really painful run of games it was important to put it some way behind us and get back on track. The result was important but I do not think it would have helped the team spirit, morale or confidence of Arsenal if the game had carried on as it was in the first half.
Fair play to Lincoln because they really played well before the break and they made the most of our nerves and lack of confidence< the first goal coming before the break helped us a lot and you need this sort of thing to go your way at times. Confidence is a hard enough thing for a player to get so it must be a lot tougher for a team that is in a bad place. The second half against Lincoln saw the Arsenal players settle down and express themselves, until the fluency was back and we saw some great football being played. They will need to carry that on against West Brom first and then Man City but we know they can do it and beat anyone on our day, but has that second half display got Arsenal's mojo back? Bob.