A cloud of doom and gloom has surrounded Arsenal in recent weeks but they could end the weekend in the Premier Leagueâ€™s top three.
The future of Arsene Wenger, Arsenalâ€™s most successful manager, has been brought into question but the clubâ€™s situation is not as bad as it appears heading into Saturdayâ€™s trip to Wigan.
From their past seven Premier League fixtures, Arsenal have tasted defeat just once.
In that period, the club has netted 16 goals, including two five-goal hauls against London rivals Tottenham and most recently Reading, who they trounced 5-2 thanks to a Santi Cazorla hat-trick.
And despite negativity surrounding Emirates Stadium, Arsenal could leapfrog Tottenham and Chelsea into third position, depending on results.
Wenger is hoping the teamâ€™s impressive performance at Madejski Stadium on Monday can spark a surge up the table; however they will face a difficult task at lowly Wigan.
â€œFootball rewards teams (that) play quality football and thatâ€™s what we want to focus on,â€ he said.
â€œWe now go to Wigan. Itâ€™s another difficult place but we can do well again. Hopefully weâ€™ll get some confidence from the (Reading) game.â€
Wigan may sit third-from-bottom with 15 points from 17 games so far but it is nothing short of what we have come to expect during the first half of the season.
Roberto Martinezâ€™s troops stunned Arsenal in their most recent meeting, winning 2-1 at the Emirates last season courtesy of strikes from Franco Di Santo and Jordi Gomez.