Arsenal have the formidable task of a Champions League away clash with Bayern Munich to get through first, and of course we are all hoping that Arsene Wenger and the players can pull off another shock against the German champions. But even though this midweek game could rescue what was looking like a disastrous European campaign, the really big game of the week is coming up on Sunday.
A north London derby with Tottenham is always a big game for both clubs, but this time it could be the biggest ever, in recent history at least. For Arsenal fans, the bragging rights this season are perhaps not the most important thing, because our hopes of the Premier League title are looking the most likely that they have since the invincibles season of 2003-04.
A win for us at the Emirates on Sunday would ensure that Arsenal head into the next international break in great spirits and at least tied for top spot, while losing to the spuds could do untold damage to our confidence and form, as well as giving our main rivals Man City a timely boost.
The game is also massive for Mauricio Pochettino and his men because the way things are going for them so far, including the 3-1 defeat of Aston Villa last night and the struggles of Chelsea, it is looking like they could finally make a decent go of getting into the Champions League next season.
This game will not be easy for the Gunners as the spuds have only lost one league game so far, against Man United on the opening day, and that is one fewer than us. So will this be the most hard fought as well as being the most important north London derby ever?