It’s not often you can count the month your side crashed out of the Champions League as a great one, but that’s what March was for Arsenal.

Although they were unable to undo the damage from their first-leg debacle at the Emirates, they did travel to Monaco and put two, without reply, past a side who apparently have never conceded a single goal in the history of football.

Or something.

Add to that the fact that Arsenal played and won four league games against Everton (2-0), QPR (2-1), West Ham (3-0) and Newcastle (2-1) plus went to Old Trafford in the FA Cup and knocked out Manchester United with their first win up there in nine years and you get a very clear idea of why Arsene Wenger has been nominated for the manager of the month award.

Scoring 13 goals and conceding just three, the Gunners not only solidified their top four spot but also managed to close the gap on second to just one point.

As if all that wasn’t enough, they also entered April with just one injured player (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain).

It’s like an Easter miracle.

A repeat of their March form in April will make things seem very rosy indeed.

With a semi-final at Wembley against Reading on the horizon and Liverpool the next side to pitch up at the Emirates, April has all the makings of being an absolutely brilliant, or totally horrendous month.

Let’s hope it’s the former.