Next up for Arsenal is the Premier League clash away to Liverpool on Saturday and although any chance of the Premier League title is gone for us (do not let Arsene Wenger tell you any different) it is still a massive game for the Gunners.
Because our EPL match with Southampton was postponed due to the EFL cup final and because Man United play AFC Bournemouth in an earlier kick-off, we could arrive at Anfield outside the top four and a loss could see us drop to sixth in the table, while a draw would ensure we stay in the top four spots no matter what else happens.
So you can see that this is no time for another lacklustre display from the Arsenal team and the fact that our players will not have played for almost two weeks means there will be no excuse for it. If we needed any encouragement, though, or a pointer on how to approach the game then we only have to look at Leicester City and their comprehensive win over Liverpool last night.
It was achieved through hard work, pressure, closing down and all those aspects of the game which have been lacking a few timers from us this season. It is vital that we do not do it again or it could be a very unhappy return from Anfield.