First up for Arsenal after the international break is the Premier League clash at home to Liverpool. While this game is important in the course of our season, with a win vital if we are to keep up the momentum and stand any chance of challenging Chelsea for the title, it also gives the Gunners another great chance to put that unwanted tag of flat track bullies further behind us.
Having won away at Man City and Man United this season and with no heavy beatings, Arsenal have already moved on from the horrors of last season, when we almost might as well not have bothered to turn up in the big away games. The question is, however, can we now expect a lot more from Arsenal in the big games?
I personally think so and I put a lot of that down to Francis Coquelin but also the way the whole team works harder for each other, especially without the ball, and the fact that Wenger has realised we cannot just attack all the time. But I also feel it is a bit early to say and we should have a clearer picture at the end of the season.
As well as the home game against Liverpool, we also play host to Chelsea at the end of April and must travel to Old Trafford again in May. No defeats and a win or two from those three should further dismiss the suggestion that Arsenal cannot cope with the big teams and should give the players plenty of confidence that we can beat anyone.
Do you think that Arsenal have really put our big game woes to bed or is there another painful drubbing waiting around the corner?