With arsenal still just taking the first few steps on the road to recovery after suffering the worst period the team has had to endure for many a year and setting a few unwanted records for the Arsene Wenger era, we could probably have done without this midweek game against a side that is not only the reigning Premier League champions but who are quite a bit further down their own road to redemption while still needing some points to make their survival in the top flight completely secure.
The fact is, however, that we have to face Leicester City at the Emirates tomorrow and after the long and hard FA cup semi-final win over Man City it is likely to be a tough test for the Gunners, which makes this week a nervous time for us Gooners.
I would not worry too much if I were you though, because I think that as long as Arsenal do not turn up with the sort of abject showing we saw against Crystal Palace or Watford then we should be alright, and I very much doubt that the players are ready to slack off at the minute.
Do not forget that Arsenal were the only side to do the double over the Foxes last season and that gives us a big mental advantage going into this game. They are missing key players as well and I do not think they will be banking on getting anything from tonight but they will be confident of picking up points in the games to come.
So although I do not expect them to make it easy, I think it will be easier than a lot of us expect. I certainly hope so. COYG.