Now I am not saying that Arsenal will be in the Europa League final or that we are favourites to get past Atletico Madrid in Spain next week, but come on Gooners, some people are acting like we got a pasting. So here are some reasons to believe that we can make it to the Europa League final.
Arsenal were by far the dominant and more threatening side and that included the 10 minutes before the sending off.
You could argue that losing a player made the statistically best defence in Europe even more determined not to concede, but on another day the Gunners would have got more than one, possibly a fair few. The away goal is a nightmare, of course, but it means that we need to score and we have the players to do that.
Atletico may be caught in two minds. If they attack it opens the game and if they sit back it gives us control.
MKhitaryan could be back.
At 1-1 this tie is poised and a good performance from the Gunners next week can book us a place in a European final, so perhaps with a lot of people giving Arsenal little chance, the players will step up and show what they can do.