Right now I reckon that most Arsenal fans, and probably our manager Arsene Wenger as well, would snap your hand off if you offered them a draw from our up and coming away game in the Premier League, because this weekend’s trip to Man City looks at the moment to be the hardest of all the fixtures we will face this season.
Pep Guardiola and his players are flying high and looking like the real deal, while the Gunners are not exactly firing on all cylinders despite some good results, so most of us are hoping that the boss prepares his players to be hard to beat at the Etihad stadium on Sunday and hope to snatch a win.
Is that really enough for Arsenal, though? We are currently nine points behind the league leaders and to have a realistic hope of challenging for the EPL trophy this season you would say that we have to start closing that gap before too long.
Can we really afford to take a point and hope that City start to slip up in other games? Surely a side with title aspirations should be the ones to really put City to the test and there are other reasons why playing for a draw might not be enough.
Having closed to within a point of north London rivals Tottenham, it would be hard for Arsenal fans to see that gap open up again and the spuds have a home game against Crystal Palace this weekend which you expect them to win.
I am not saying that the Gunners should go on the all out attack in Manchester, but I do think we should be trying to win and if that means taking a few mopre risks then I think we have to consider if the reward is worth the risk. If not, have we already given up on being the next Premier League champions?