Much like when a side scores just before half-time and you don't want that whistle to blow, Arsenal really didn't want the international break right at this moment.
The Gunners have been on an incredible run on form this season which has taken them top, their draw with West Bromwich Albion last weekend was the first time they dropped points since the opening game of the season.
Some may say that the break is perfectly timed considering that they have now finally dropped points but it would be unkind to say a draw away from home is set-back, you cannot win every game.
No, the momentum was still with Arsene Wenger's side but that is to be lost now.
Put yourself in Wenger's position, we know he doesn't really like his players going away on international duty, even more so at the moment undoubtedly; His in-form players are going off, having intense training with other managers who may have different ideas, many of them will be racking up the air-miles and injuries are a genuine concern.
By the time his players report back from around the world, there will not be a lot of time to prepare for the visit of Norwich City who, in contrast, will have had less players away.
Fast forward a couple more days after that and the north London club find themselves with an immensely tough midweek Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund ahead of some massive Premier League games with Chelsea and Liverpool.
Do not be surprised if Arsenal have their yearly slip-up around about now.
For the last few years, since the invincible season in fact, The Emirates Stadium outfit go on a crippling run that often derails their title chase-if not their Champions League charge.
Fans will point out that a lot has changed this year but has it?
Yes, Mesut Ozil has signed and he is obviously brilliant, but he is just one man, without a dramatic transfer overhaul there is still the same players that seem to have these physiological issues that causes them to dip out of form, Ozil cannot solve that on his own.
Of course other managers in the Premier League have similar problems to contend with at the moment but look at the form table of the top clubs, is there any other team in as scintillating form as the Gunners.
Where Wenger has been hoping nothing changes this week, people like David Moyes, Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini have had time to plot, to improve weakness' so that they too can emulate the north London club.
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