After a lucky draw against Paris St Germain, Arsenal have bounced back with two wins on the spin in their Champions League group, leaving them in a strong position as the reverse set of fixtures begins.
They beat Ludogorets Razgad 6-0 in their last Champions League game, and Arsene Wenger will be hoping to see the Gunners pull off an equally efficient performance in Bulgaria tonight.
In the past Arsenal have slipped up in these sorts of games with great regularity – cast your mind back to Zagreb or Anderlecht in the last few years. But this feels like an Arsenal team with more grit and spirit than previous years. Arsenal fans can have confidence that even the mildly rotated side that plays tonight will get the job done in a game they might have messed up in the past.
There is more depth in this squad than there has been for a long time, and more mature players who will keep their focus even in a game which they are expected to win.