Against Arsenal tomorrow, Manchester City can afford no more slip-ups, or they can kiss their Premiership title hopes goodbye.
Despite recent poor results that saw the title hopes slipping from their hands, there is hope still for Man City.
Last week's remarkable turnaround from 1-3 down to draw 3-3 with Sunderland was evidence that they still have what it takes to turn things around if they put body and mind to the task.
Never mind the April 30 Manchester Derby. If they don’t beat Arsenal, they would have already lost the title bout.
But if they get past the rejuvenated Gunners in London, it will be the best psychological boost they can wish for.