With Arsenal trailing Manchester City by just 11 points in the English Premier League table, Sunday's match becomes all the more important.
And with the Blues reportedly without striker Sergio Aguero as well as Jack Rodwell, Micah Richards and Samir Nasri (suspension), this one becomes even more intriguing (h/t Zeenews).
A win for the Gunners would put them at 37 points in the table while a win for Man City would bring it one step closer to catching leader Manchester United.
Where: Emirates Stadium, London, England
When: Sunday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. ET
TV/Live Stream: Fox Soccer Channel
You have to go all the way back to Dec. 4 to find the last time Arsenal dropped a match, as the Gunners were overmatched by Olympiakos, 2-1.
Since then, Arsenal has defeated West Bromwich Albion, Reading, Wigan Athletic and Newcastle United while earning draws vs. Bradford City, Southampton and Swansea City.
Man City hasn't been too bad either, winning five of its last six since losing to Manchester United on Dec. 9.
For Arsenal to win this enormous EPL match, they'll need to slow down Edin Dzeko—who leads the team in goals (9)—and Carlos Tevez, who has seven goals and five assists on the season.
On the other side, the Gunners will be looking to attack with Theo Walcott, who leads Arsenal with eight goals and is tied for team lead in assists with six.
With the Gunners playing before the home crowd, you've got to like Walcott's chances of leading his squad over one of the EPL's best, especially with Man City missing several of its key men.
I like Arsenal over the Blues, 2-1.
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