Look Arsenal fans, there will be a hell of a lot more work to be done even if things go perfectly for us over the next couple of weeks, but I think we can pretty much forget about the season being a success if it all goes wrong.
Depending on circumstances the Gunners could be out of the cup and out of the realistic title race when the final whistle blows on our Premier League away game at Stamford Bridge on February 4th. No Pressure lads.
But if Arsenal can produce the sort of football we all know they are capable of, especially a repeat of the demolition of Chelsea earlier in the season, we could have nine points from three games against Burnley, Watford and Chelsea. That would put us no more than seven off top spot and if Liverpool can take points off them at Anfield the Tuesday before then things could be looking very encouraging indeed.
Arsenal also have an away FA cup tie among these league games and you would assume that Southampton will beat Norwich to face us. While we can stay optimistic about the EPL title and also the Champions League you have to accept that winning either is more unlikely than not, making the FA cup even more of a priority and Wenger has to balance this in his team selection.
Nobody said that being the manager of Arsenal was easy, but will the Frenchman get the Gunners to rise to the challenge and make us all happy at the end o0f the coming two weeks?