As games go, they don't get more important.
Not for the troubled Arsene Wenger anyway.
Tonight's Champions League tie sees Arsenal come face-to-face with European powerhouse FC Bayern Munich in a game that could decide the fate of the Manager who has brought Arsenal the most successful period in the Clubs history.
League Titles, F.A Cup's, Champions League Finals, The Invincible's. All those Memories seem like a distant memory.
Saturday's embarrassing home defeat to Blackburn Rovers, the shock of the F.A Cup 5th round, signalled the end of Arsenal's realistic trophy hopes for the Ninth season in a row. A notion that would have been inconceivable when Arsenal, and Wenger, were at the peak of their powers.
Wenger bore the brunt of the criticism for Saturday's fiasco. Fielding a weakened side in preparation for tonight's game angered and bemused most fans. With impact players at a premium this year for Arsenal, his decision to leave Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshire out of the starting eleven spoke volumes as to what Wenger's priorities were. This decision would backfire spectacularly.