As well as needing to be strong in the English Premier League games over the next few months in order to make sure that Arsenal are one of the clubs in the mix when the festive season comes around and we around the halfway point of the current season, Arsene Wenger and the players have six Europa League games to contend with.
How serious the boss takes the baby brother of the Champions League is still a question that needs answering and with the way that the fixtures have fallen probably means that the boss will decide to rest key players on those Thursdays.
Away games and early Sunday kick offs will hardly convince Wenger to select a strong Arsenal team in the Europa League but in a way that could help him. The Arsenal fans will surely understand it if the Frenchman goes with lesser used players and youngsters from the academy and that could be very good for them and for the whole club.
The likes of Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Mohamed Elneny, Rob Holding, Reiss Nelson and Alex Iwobi might not be in line to see much first team action at the minute but the Europa League games should give them chance to gain fitness and form.
Not only will it be good to have these fringe players as ready as possible for when we need them, we might just see one or two of them prove to us that they should be in the first team, thereby increasing the competition for places that every successful side should have.
So do you think Arsenal will benefit from being in the Europa League this season?