Life certainly doesn't get any easier for Manchester United manager David Moyes.
Having seen his side drop two more Barclays Premier League points at home to bottom-place Fulham on Saturday, the Scot faces the prospect of an away trip to the Emirates tonight.
The stuttering Red Devils - now 16 points behind the leaders Chelsea - travel to Arsenal for a game to be broadcast live on BT Sport (kick-off 7:45pm).
The only ray of light for United fans is the fact that Arsenal were destroyed 5-1 away to Liverpool at the weekend, and face challenges of their own.
Without the injured Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey, the Gunners look a shadow of the side that led the Barclays Premier League table in the early running.
Arsène Wenger's men still occupy second place and are only two points behind their London rivals at the summit, but rival teams have the momentum heading into the 'business end' of the season.
Everything is still to play for at this stage, but Arsenal need to rediscover their early season form if they are to remain in title contention.
In terms of the head-to-head stats, Manchester United have only lost one of their last 13 meetings with Arsenal in all competitions.
The clubs have met 218 times altogether, with the Red Devils winning 92 and the Gunners 79. There have also been 47 draws.
In the Premier League era, Arsenal have lost to Manchester United 20 times - more than to any other team.
Yaya Sanogo could return to bolster the Arsenal attack after five months out with a back injury, but Thomas Vermaelen, Abou Diaby and Kim Kallstrom join Ramsey and Walcott on the treatment table.
For Manchester United, both Phil Jones and Jonny Evans miss the game with ankle injuries, while Marouane Fellaini is a long-term absentee.