Those of us Arsenal fans that are based in England or even in different countries around the continent of Europe do not tend to pay all that much attention to what is going on with other parts of the world. So even though there are World Cup qualifying matches taking place in almost every corner of the earth,we are not that bothered.
The only thing that tends to get our attention is when these games include a player or players that play their club football at the Emirates \Stadium, which is why I have been keeping an eye on the games in the CAF group today, as our young forward Alex Iwobi and Egyptian midfield star Mohamed Elneny were in action.
And it was good news for both Gunners as they helped their nations to wins that put them top of their respective groups. It was good news for Arsenal as well, because Elneny and Iwobi came through their matches with no injury problems.
So that i9s two key players coming back to north London with their fitness intact and their confidence high. Is this more proof that things are going our way at last?