If Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players were looking for any extra encouragement and confidence ahead of the big game against our local rivals on Sunday, they should have a look at Tottenham in action against Bayer Leverkusen. And if they have already seen it they should watch it again, as the spuds looked like lambs to the slaughter against an average Bundesliga side.
Imagine how much fun the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and all will have if Tottenham play anything like they did tonight. Pochettino and his players will find it hard to be positive about their shaky defence, which was the weakest part of a poor performance, being a match for the Gunners with the scoring form that we are in.
This Champions League match was the last chance they had for a boost before the north London derby but instead they were booed off the Wembley pitch after losing to Leverkusen. That completes a five game winless run that has seen them drop out of the Premier League top four and out of the qualification places in Europe.
The Spuds were already looking deflated and low on confidence before this match which will not have helped one jot. The Gunners, on the other hand, should be licking their lips about ripping into them this weekend. Can you see this being a big derby win for the Arsenal?