Arsene Wenger believes the next few weeks will be pivotal for Arsenal.
Speaking ahead of our match with Southampton on Tuesday, the boss admitted that February is going to be a huge month for us.
“The [coming weeks] can be pivotal but not decisive,” Wenger admitted.
“They will give a clear indication of the strength of the teams and who can cope with the importance of the games. At the end of the day somebody will win and the team who will win has to go through the important games with strong performances.
“It’s a big month for us. I am quite confident, having everybody available, that we can do very well. What is important now is for us to be capable of focusing and coping with that kind of expectation level.”
Indeed, in February, we face Southampton, Bournemouth, Leicester, Hull, Barcelona and Manchester United.
Not only will we have a difficult match against the Saints, a team we failed to even score against on Boxing Day and conceded four goal against, we also face our title rivals, one of the biggest teams in Europe, and Manchester United away.
This month could make or break our title hopes, especially if Man City and the Foxes continue to pick up points when we don’t. We’ll also have a better idea of how we’ll do in the Champions League this season and know whether we’re going through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
No pressure then eh, lads?