I am not talking about the game Arsenal face in the Champions League this week, because not too many of us Arsenal fans are holding on to anything but the hope of a miracle and I don’t think that any of us had much confidence that we would get through over two legs against Barcelona even before the home leg was played.
No the game I am talking about is the trip to Everton on Saturday and after being knocked out of the FA cup at home to yesterday to add to the general mood of disappointment that has been hanging around the club for the last couple of months, Arsenal must surely beat the Toffees to keep alive any hope of a happy ending to the season.
There is already a steadily growing sense of enough is enough among the Arsenal fanbase and even Gooners like myself that have backed the boss before are starting to turn. The spuds won today against Aston Villa which we all expected and we can only hope that the new manager effect can help Newcastle take something off Leicester tomorrow.
But whatever happens our title hopes will be gone if we lose on Saturday, simple as. After that we have an international break and some time to regroup and after that we are supposedly getting the likes of Cazorla, Cech, Wilshere and Ramsey back. Maybe, just maybe Arsenal can go on a strong run and chase down our title rivals, but not if things go wrong at Everton.
If that happens I am worried about the reaction of the Arsenal fans because it will not be pretty.