As expected Arsenal gave Dinamo Zagreb a right cuffing and, with Olympiakos getting hammered by Bayern, The Gunners’ Champions League future is back in their own hands.
They need to win by 2 goals in Greece or by a one goal margin with a bigger scoreline than the 2-3 reverse at The Emirates in their first game against Olympiakos.
Based on the comparative squad qualities Arsenal are more than capable of doing it.
But you just don’t know which Arsenal is going to show up and we certainly won’t be having a flutter on that one.
Still, things are looking rosier and a victory over Norwich at the weekend will mute the alarm bells once more.
Arsenal currently have 7 players out – Arteta, Coquelin, Walcott, Wilshere, Welbeck, Rosicky and The Ox. Only Oxlade-Chamberlain has a chance of making the squad for this one but surely won’t start.
On a positive note, Aaron Ramsey made his comeback against Zagreb and may be thrown into a threadbare midfield for this one.
So here is our strongest XI for the game.