Are the wheels on our cannon firmly back in place? Or was it a quick fix that will be found wanting as soon as one of the bigger boys comes knocking?

We will find out tomorrow, as we visit Stamford Bridge.

Two wins on the bounce has certainly helped heal the wounds somewhat, but the true acid test of our apparent recovery occurs tomorrow, at a venue where we haven’t won since 2011.

Since then, we have been pretty luckless and witless when attempting to take points from the home of the Blues, but we have some signs that we can take heart from.

Despite last season’s 3-0 corresponding result at the Bridge, we have beaten Chelsea three times from the last four games. Two of those were in high-pressure games at a neutral venue too, so we know we have the capability of besting them.

Can we finally do it away from home though?

That is a big criticism that has been levelled at Arsene Wenger in the last few years that he is unable to deflect. Our away record against our supposed Top Six rivals is wretched at best, and if any concerted effort is to be made to get back into contention, we must remedy it.

Our team will most likely revert to a semblance of the side that defeated Bournemouth last weekend. The eleven that took to the field in our Europa League win over FC Koln on Thursday was much-rotated, and the strength of our squad enabled us to rest the players who will most likely duke it out with Chelsea.

Arsene Wenger was optimistic in his press conference that Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey will be fit to play, after picking up slight strains. Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla are the only players who will definitely miss the game, but the team will probably be similar to last week - but there is one conundrum.

Danny Welbeck is our top scorer so far with 3 goals, and even if he isn’t the most prolific of strikers, what he lacks in goals he more than makes up for in team play and build up. If we keep him in the team though, what about Alexis?

The Chilean wantaway star showed what he is capable of in our win over Cologne with a peach of a goal. With his departure an almost certainty, shouldn’t we milk Sanchez until he leaves?

That would mean taking out a player who really deserves to stay in the team. What does Wenger do?

Who knows, but we have our work cut out for us. Antonio Conte has his side playing some great football, and their summer acquisitions are acclimatising quickly. Tiemoue Bakayoko is showing his Monaco form, and Zappacosta has looked great in the few matches he has played. Ally that with the sparkling form of Alvaro Morata and their already bulging squad, and you have an outfit that are primed to defend their title.

Our last thirteen attempts to win away from home against a top six side has ended miserably, and seven of our last eight trips to Stamford Bridge has seen a Chelsea win. With eden Hazard primed to start his first game of the season as well, all fingers may well point at another difficult ninety minutes.

If we get the Arsenal that immediately hit the ground running then we are in with a shot, but if we slide into the ponderous, vapid Arsenal that seem to always show up in big away games, we could be in for a carcrash of a match.

So, we go to the Bridge with hope high, but with crushing realism in the back of our minds. It could be the making of our season, building on a fantastic result. Or it could be another nail in the coffin of a season which looks increasingly shaky.

Predicted Lineup - Cech, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Kolasinac, Ozil, Welbeck, Lacazette.

Predicted Scoreline - 2-1 to The Arsenal