One of the gmaes of the season takes place at the Emirates early evening as Arsenal take on Liverpool.
Both these sides have played some attractive football so fair in their campaigns, which has seen the Gunners move to the top of the table, while Brendan Rogers will be thrilled with the performances of his side, in particlular Daniel Sturridge and the returning Luis Suarez, who has returned to the side in explosive form.
Once again all eyes are on Luis Suarez, the Uruguyan was poised for a move to Arsenal during the summer as Arsene Wenger offered £40,000,001 for the striker in the mistaken belief it would trigger a release clause.
six goals and one assist in the four games since his return from suspension and looking likes he’s gelling perfectly into his role alongside Daniel Sturridge and may have even more of a threat as Philippe Coutinho is set for a return in the Emirates giving Liverpool a threat every much as potent as Arsenal.
Like Suarez, Mesut Ozil has provided a spark to his team that seems to inspire everyone around him, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud look like players reborn with the German pulling the strings behind them.
When on song such as the way they were in the 4-1 thrashing of Norwich two weeks ago the question remains about Arsenal’s defensive frailties.
At times they leave themselves naively open and while they usually have enough of the ball and attacking spark to pin teams back and outscore opponents against Liverpool it will be a real test of their mettle.
That said, Arsene Wenger’s side are still 5/4 favourites to take all three points at home, which is still sure to attract the money from punters this afternoon,
Likewise for Liverpool it will be a test to see if they can turnover enough of Arsenal’s possession so as to breakthrough and make their firepower count, and much can be made of their price of 5/2 to claim all three points on the road.
Confidence is high in both sides and while neither was being lined up to be a title contender before the start of the season a victory here could make for a sturdy platform to build on for the rest of the season.
Its sure to be a cracker of a game, which kicks off at 17:30 GMT on Sky Sports 1.