Having seen an unbeaten run stretching back to the first game of the season ended, the Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have watched their title hopes rocked of late.
Still, with three wins in their last four games and seemingly overcoming the November hoodoo that is a common experience, the Gunners are looking like potential title contenders again this season.
With a big game away at Manchester City coming up in the height of a busy Christmas period, these are the games that points need to be taken from in order to maintain the title pursuit.
There was nothing between the teams in last season’s fixture, Arsenal fans only have to look back to 2015 for their last victory, inspired by Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud goals – with the latter also scoring at the Etihad last season.
Perhaps it is too early in the season to call this a must-win game, but nothing less than a win will mean Arsenal will surely lose more ground the Chelsea in the title race.
However, if Arsene Wenger’s side find their scoring touch against this City defence – it is hard to imagine a return to north London without a win for the Gunners.
That being said, here’s the XI to help them do it.
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