When Arsenal were five points clear at the top of the Premier League table at the start of the calendar year, most Arsenal fans were not too bothered about the FA cup apart from the fact that it would have made a nice double and would have looked good in the Emirates trophy room standing next to the Premier League trophy.
Now, though, it is looking ever more likely that the oldest piece of silverware on the football world is our best chance of success this season. But that is not the only reason why I think Arsene Wenger should give it everything in the 5th round replay away to Hull City on Tuesday.
Not only would a win give the Gunners a place in the quarter finals at home to Watford at the weekend, it might just be the very thing to get us back into top gear. The draw away to the spuds might not have got us any closer to the title, especially after Leicester went and got all three points in their game, but it was an encouraging performance which also helped to put the brakes on\ Tottenham.
If we can push on from that performance and go on the sort of run that we normally see from Arsenal at this point in the season then you never know. And a thumping win at Hull followed by progress to the semi-finals would certainly help to give the team some much needed confidence.
So as well as being our best chance of a trophy, could the FA cup save our season in more ways than one?