The next match up for Arsenal is our first of the season in the Capital One Cup and as unlucky as it felt to be handed an away day at Tottenham when the draw was made, the situation now makes it about as bad a draw as we could have wished for.
Even a match away to a better team like Man City would have been better, because Arsene Wenger could still have stuck to his usual policy of playing a team with some young and fringe players without getting too much grief if we lost it.
After losing our first Champions League group away to Dinamo Zagreb though, and then a second in a row against the hated Jose Mourinho and Chelsea, Arsenal fans will find it hard to bear if we lose a third in a row against the north London rivals, especially if we field a weakened team.
But the games are coming thick and fast and Wenger still wants to give players a chance, so he is facing a tough decision ahead of Wednesday. At least he cannot pick Cazorla and Gabriel, so that is one decision taken away from the boss. After that, however, how many changes do you think Arsenal should make? Or do we need to put out a full strength side and try to stop the rot?