That is that then, the international break is done with and now there will be no more interruptions as Arsenal fight on two fronts in the closing phase of the season.
We have come through the break without any big issues, our best players, the ones that are not on the long term injured list, have returned basically how they left.
It is now basically an eight-game season between four teams in the Premier League for two spots and of course, we are in the last eight of the Europa League.
There are eight games in April starting with the home game against Newcastle United on Monday night and squad rotation is going to be of critical importance.
The debate over when to play Ozil has to be left down to the manager now, we cannot second guess his judgement any more, we can criticise after the fact but he will know things that we do not and we have to trust him to play the German maestro when he feels it is appropriate.
Same with Laczaette and Aubameyang, it has been frustrating on occasions how Emery utilises these two but we are where are and that is a lot better than we were last season and that is down to the boss and how he has managed his team selections. There are other players I can mention, like Guendouzi and Saurez, but the same principle applies, trust the manager’s judgement.
Tactics are a concern though, but in all fairness to Emery he has got better, he did need to adjust as the season progressed and that was expected, the English game is very different to anything he has experienced before.
The players will need to step up to the plate, they cannot feel aggrieved if not selected or played out of position, they have the talent, they have shown that against most of the top sides, they have the character, again, they have shown that but their mentality remains a worry, especially considering the opposition we have to face, there is no point playing brilliantly against Chelsea and Tottenham but then to lose to the likes of Southampton.
We have to take one game at a time, we have to trust in the manager and players and they have to do their jobs, they have to be right mentally, play the strategy right and dig in when it really matters.
Come On You Gooners!!!!