It does not make the shocking Arsenal performance against Monaco on Wednesday night any better. Only a fantastic night in the principality in a few weeks or a bottle of whisky will do that. But I must admit that it cheered me right up when I saw that both Liverpool and our north London rivals Tottenham had also fluffed their lines and gone crashing out of the Europa League.
It does not make any difference to our own predicament in the Champions League of course, but what it does do is take some of the heat off Arsenal. Imagine how bad it would have been if they had both gone through. Not just their fans, but the football media in general would have had a field day. As it is they have two more teams to slaughter just a day after our debacle.
Those defeats to Besiktas and Fiorentina could also have a positive effect for the Gunners in our fight for the top four. The spuds and the scousers are bound to be demoralised, just like us, and if it helps them to drop points, all the better. Liverpool host Man City and after going through extra time and losing on penalties, they will struggle to get anything.
The spuds face Chelsea in the Capital One cup final and if they lose that after messing up the Europa League, you would not be surprised to see Swansea turn them over on Wednesday.
What Arsenal need to do though, is to make the most of this little let off and get back to winning ways against Everton on Sunday. Unfortunately for us the Toffees won their Europa League tie and will be feeling good about life so we might need Liverpool and Spurs to drop points as there is a good chance we will.