Morning all.

If the way the Arsenal Women’s team were knocked out of the Champions League doesn’t pull on your heart strings, you must be made of stone. To even reach the semi-final was a miracle really as it seemed that as each week of this campaign passed, another player suffered a serious injury. Beth Mead and Vivianne Miedema have missed a large chunk of the season and more recently, both Kim Little and Leah Williamson suffered serious injuries too.

Wolfsburg are one of the best Women’s teams in Europe and Arsenal pushed them all the way.

So it looks like the men and women are ending the season in disappointment as both seem likely to miss put on a League title too. Tonight Mikel Arteta’s side take on Chelsea at The Emirates and need a win just to stay in with a chance of winning the League, albeit that chance is slim. Very slim but we would return to the top of the table should we win.

Frank Lampard, the latest Chelsea manager, has faired no better than those before him this season. They’re about to appoint Pochettino if stories in the press are to be believed, hopefully just before they play Man City. Mind you, the Premier League title could be decided by then.

Arteta on Chelsea:

I don’t know what their approach will be. They are really dangerous because when you look at the individuals that they can put on that field, for sure they have huge threats so we need to be aware of that. They are going to try to come to the Emirates to beat us. They have a great manager and exceptional players, so it is very difficult to predict what they will do because they can play in various ways with different players and different qualities as well. We are going to prepare for the game to win it, that’s it. It is a London derby and they have something to prove, and we have something to prove. The atmosphere is going to be incredible to play in that stadium and we are going to have to be at our best again.

Other than having a great manager, I think Arteta is right. Lampard does have a squad full of talent and if they click, they could be dangerous but it’s up to Arteta and his players to make sure they don’t get the chance. Chelsea are down, wounded and in a negative place and Arsenal have to take advantage of that.

As far as injuries go, Saliba hasn’t improved at all so I think we can assume his season is over along with Tomiyasu and Elneny.

Havertz could return for Chelsea but James, Mount, Cucurella, Koulibaly and Broja are all injured.

April was pretty grim for Arteta and his players and the month ended with a battering from Man City. No shame in losing to them but the performance was awful. April on the whole has seen errors in our play, lethargy and a lack of concentration. Errors being the most costly in my opinion, certainly against West Ham and Southampton.

I’ve no idea what to expect this evening because the seed of doubt has been sewn. In my head anyway. One month, five fixtures and fifteen points is the challenge.

Today though, it’s about beating Chelsea and securing three points.

Catch up in the comments.