Well it seems like it has all gone wrong for Arsenal, with a terrible week turning the tide for the Gunners and changing the outlook from us being right in the race for the Premier League title to us hanging on by the fingernails to a place in the top four.
It has only been two defeats for Arsenal and both were potentially tough away games, but with things being so tight at the top and Chelsea on an 11 match winning run that was enough to leave our title challenge looking in real danger of fizzling out, but why have we come to this point after losing only one other EPL game all season?
There is a common denominator to the three defeats and his name is Shkodran Mustafi. The German defender was not ready for that first match of the season which we lost to Liverpool. It was a makeshift back four that day which let in four goals but since then Mustafi and Koscielny have forged a great pairing and we did not lose a game in which they started.
Since the new centre back picked up an injury and Gabriel has come in we have conceded two leading positions and even though you cannot blame the Brazilian directly it does seem to be a bit of a coincidence, so do we really miss the summer signing that much?
If so, will our chances of the title be gone by the time he returns to action in the new year?