Arsenal will encounter Southampton at the Emirates stadium in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Gunners have faced a turbulent month which saw them suffer a Europa League scare against BATE Borisov before bouncing back with a comprehensive 3-0 win against the Belarusian underdogs on Thursday.
Now that the picture in Europe is looking better, Unai Emery will be intent on keeping his side alive in the race for fourth place.
Tottenham Hotspur’s defeat to Burnley on Saturday has perhaps handed all of Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal a chance to also aim for third spot.
Southampton, who are only one point away from the safety zone in the table might not be too confident about grabbing a good result away at the Emirates stadium.
But the Saints may take encouragement from the fact that they did defeat the Gunners back in December, bringing an end to Arsenal’s unbeaten streak at the time.