Any Arsenal fan who watched the lads toil against the League One side Doncaster last night will not need me to tell them that the performance will need to be better when we get back to Premier League action on Monday night, but perhaps that will serve the side well and avoid any sort of complacency.
And just in case the first team players that are likely to be in the starting line-up to face West Brom on Monday were thinking it might be an easy game after the tough trip to face the reigning Premier League champions Chelsea last time out, Arsene Wenger can get them to watch the Carabao Cup game between the Baggies and Man City.
Guardiola’s team have been in irresistible form of late, scoring goals for fun and not conceding either, so once they went ahead through Leroy Sane it looked bleak for Tony Pulis and West Brom but they showed grit and resistance to keep City out and then drew level.
Sane scored again but the Baggies were not done and should have taken the tie to extra time but Robson-Kanu missed a great late chance. Arsenal must take heed of this and be ready for a tough test at the Emirates on Monday night or we could be right back in the middle of a crisis.
Will Arsenal be up for the fight against West Brom do you think?