I know that Arsenal are already facing a tall order in our hopes of beating the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund to the top spot in our Champions League qualifying group after our woeful performance at the Westfalenstadion was punished with a 2-0 loss.
But things have started to look up as JUrgen Klopp and his players continue to toil in their domestic games. It might be too much for us to hope that their poor form and low confidence in the Bundesliga transfers over to Europe for them to fail to beat Anderlecht or Galatasaray, but with our own injury crisis easing and our performances on the up, it is not too much to hope that we could beat them at the Emirates and pip them to top spot.
And that is so important, as we have seen in recent years when the Gunners went out at the first knockout stage after drawing one of the very best clubs in Europe. First things first, though, we need to beat Anderlecht, so a report in The Mirror that there could be a sickness bug at the club is a bit worrying.
So far it is only Jack Wilshere that is set to miss the game against the Belgian champions, but Aaron Ramsey apparently had the same sickness last week and we have seen before how these things can spread through a squad. It is not as if we have too many options at the minute as it is, so let’s hope that nobody else joins Wilshere in the sick room.