Even if Arsenal manage to beat Middlesborough in our Premier League away game tomorrow, I do not rate our chances of getting another top four finish this season, which will make it one of the most disappointing in the two decades with Arsene Wenger in charge.
Even worse for our under fire manager and his under pressure players, however, would be the failure to win the FA cup trophy to give us Gooners at least something to celebrate, but unless things turn around pretty damn fast I cannot see us even getting to the final in May.
Next Sunday sees Arsenal take on the Man City of Pep Guardiola in the semi-final and while the Gunners are in one of our worst periods in terms of form and confidence, the men from Manchester have just started to hit a rich vein of form, highlighted by their second half display at Southampton yesterday.
After three draws and a loss in the Premier League and a Champions League exit to boot, City were in a similar situation to us but they have now won their last two games scoring three goals in each. So it is not just Premier League points that Wenger and Arsenal need tomorrow, but a display that will bring back some confidence and find some much needed for for Arsenal as we prepare for a match with Man City that could be the last chance of rescuing something from this sad season.