A good run would really help Wenger and, as I said, it would give everyone at the club a real lift.
"We missed chances on the counter attack that are not acceptable at this level".
Arsenal have conceded six more goals this time around (32 now, 26 then, again with own-goals and penalties excluded), despite facing fewer shots and shots on target (dropping from 285 to 284 and 107 to 93 respectively).
It would require something verging on miraculous for them to finish in the top four, and the worry will be if Wenger can keep his team motivated for games they know will have little difference on the overall outcome of their season. He had a brilliant opportunity to score for his side, which he failed to take due to hesitating in front of an open-goal and seeing his shot get blocked.
"I have no complaint", he said. 'There's no reason why I should rest players'.
"He deserves to be one of the best. Harry every game he has the same energy".
The France worldwide missed a gilt-edged chance in the 90th minute to draw Arsenal level in last Saturday's North London derby against Tottenham.
This was their third consecutive away loss in the league, having earlier lost to Bournemouth and Swansea, meaning that they have to put all their eggs in the Europa League basket to have a fighting chance of qualifying for Europe.
It's very hard to delve too deep into individual assessments of players when the team is unable to function on any consistent level.
Ostersunds uploaded photos of igloo-like changing rooms, with club shirts hanging up on the icy walls, alongside the caption: 'We are ready for you Arsenal! "It's important for the belief of the team and confidence".