We keep saying this before every game recently but on this occasion, it really is imperative that Arsenal beat Wolves. This is a definite must win game.
It is easy to be negative after the Palace loss at the weekend and our recent away loss to Everton but that is to have tunnel vision and only look at the bad performances.
We did excellent in two games against Napoli and we have won our last two away games without conceding a goal, we have beaten some of the very best this season and that tells me that if we get it right mentally and Unai Emery makes the right team selection then we can and should beat Wolves.
Burnley did us a massive favour last night drawing 2-2 with Chelsea and while the Blues have now gone above us into fourth this game does provide us with yet another opportunity to cement our claim to that elusive final Champions League position.
Wolves have not really recovered from their FA Cup semi-final loss to Watford, they have since gone on to lose to Southampton and draw at home to Brighton, they are not exactly in the best frame of mind right now but they are battling to finish seventh and they know a win against us will lift them into that position depending on how Watford do this evening against Southampton.
So, Wolves are not mentally right themselves but do have something to play for, they are at home and you can take it to the bank they will lift themselves against us.
But we also have something to play for, we do bounce back from disappointment, we have put our away day blues to bed to some extent and you have to think that on this occasion Emery will field his strongest possible eleven.
We have a great opportunity to put Sunday’s loss behind us, we cannot waste it.