Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has warned his side's opponents that the Gunners are peaking at precisely the right point of the season.
Arsenal resume their Champions League campaign with a trip to PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday ahead of a Carling Cup final showdown with Chelsea on Sunday.
Wenger's side are still battling on a third front in the FA Cup and the Frenchman believes the strength in depth he has at his disposal will help guide his through a period of fixture congestion.
"I feel that since December the team has taken off," he said.
"The understanding within the squad is very good, there is a high spirit and we are ready for a big challenge.
"Against PSV, who have dominated Dutch football for a while now, you know you will get a tough game.
"We will try to play our game and score goals."
Meanwhile, Wenger has confirmed that Justin Hoyte will miss the trip to Holland with a slight hamstring strain but the full-back is expected to be fit to face Chelsea in Cardiff at the weekend.