When the smoke clears and the dust settles after the final whistle of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Man City this evening, there will still be a couple of match days left before we even reach the halfway point of the season.
And with just a single point separating the two clubs before kick-off at the Emirates stadium, it would be daft to say that this game was a potential title decider. But it could certainly have a say in the eventual destination of the EPL trophy, especially if the Gunners win.
Three points for Arsenal would open up a four point gap on our big rivals and so it is encouraging for us fans to see that even pundits that are not usually very keen on Arsenal, such as the former spud Jamie Redknapp, are leaning towards a home win tonight.
In a Sky Sports report he says that the current form of our team and especially key players like Giroud, Ozil and Ramsey will be too much for the injury hit and out of form Man City.
Redknapp thinks it will be an open game and one that will suit us more than the visitors and let’s hope he is right. But before you start thinking that the pundit has been convinced by our quality, he also stated that he expected Man City to prove too strong for Arsenal over the course of the season, whether we win tonight or not.
Do you think Redknapp has a case or will Arsenal win the war as well as the battle?