It's impossible to overstate the importance of Sunday. For Champions League qualification, and making every single Arsenal fan my bitch for at least six months, up to and including Piers Morgan, it is monumental. And to lose is so far beyond unthinkable it is literally inconceivable and my brain can't comprehend it.
A win would also put on 54 points, marking the first time we match, and surpass, our points total from last season. We were on 53 after 28 in 2011/12, three shabby defeats into our fatal tailspin, that would last six more games. That means we would be in a position to absorb a slightly iffy spell and still be set fair. Every season 70 points is good enough for top four, so we would need five wins, and a draw, from ten games. #doable
A draw would put us on 12 unbeaten in the league, beating the 11-game run last year, and a solid 25 minutes of research tells me it would be our best since the immortal double team, who mustered 16 in 1960/61, before what my Dad says was an unjust 2-1 reverse at the owls of Sheffield Wednesday, a team for whom it is now permanently Monday.
If we can achieve those stats it tells me this is team that has absorbed all the Redknapp fallout and emerged stronger, and that it is tough enough in body and mind.