Arsenal will be looking to build on the impressive showing at Etihad when they take on Chelsea, a team that currently lead the Premiership title race.
The Blues were made to work hard for the win against Stoke and they clearly need to show some improvement if they want to avoid defeat at the Emirates.
Arsenal may have started the season with two goalless draws, but the Gunners have since found their scoring touch and proved they can cope well without Robin van Persie.
The Gunners recorded four victories in last five games to show they are slowly raising their form, while outplaying Manchester City in the 1-1 draw at Etihad Stadium.
Arsene Wenger was certainly happy to see new signing Olivier Giroud break his scoring duck in the 6-1 Capitol One Cup win over Coventry, while Theo Walcott also stake his claim for a starting place by scoring a brace in the same match.
Considering Arsenal have scored 17 goals in last 5 games, bear in mind Stan James pays 2.20 (6/5) on the Gunners to score two or more against Chelsea.
With no fresh injury worries to report, Arsene Wenger will have the same squad to choose from that was available for the Manchester City game, but Olivier Giroud could come in for Gervinho.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Mannone – Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs – Diaby, Arteta – Ramsey, Cazorla, Podolski – Giroud.
Chelsea are leaders of the pack after five Premier League rounds, but the Blues are not exactly firing on all cylinders at the moment.
Roberto Di Matteo’s side needed a last gasp goal from Ashley Cole to end the three-match winless run against Stoke, with their showing in that game proving the team are far from the desired form.
The Blues did hammer Wolves in the Capitol One Cup, but the 6-0 win over the Championship side should not fool you.
It is more than evident team’s form has dropped after the strong start to the season, and there is a good reason why Chelsea are as much as 3.60 (13/5) at BetVictor to win at the Emirates.
John Terry is available as his four-match ban has yet to be enforced, while Marko Marin has returned into action following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Cech – Ivanovic, David Luiz, Cahill, Cole – Mikel, Lampard – Ramires, Mata, Hazard – Torres.