Everyone connected with Arsenal will be desperate for the Gunners to continue our little winning streak on Sunday, but we also know that the chances of Arsenal beating a top Premier League rival are not great, especially away from home, so there is not a great deal of confidence flowing though the Arsenal fans ahead of our trip to face Man City at the Etihad stadium this weekend.
Allow me to cheer you up then Gooners, with this amazing stat which suggests that Arsenal actually have good reason to be confident of coming away with a result, as even a draw would not be too bad away to the EPL champions. The records show that, almost unbelievably, Man City have not won a single Premier League game since last April when Yaya Toure was not playing.
And if you did not know, the Ivorian international is away on African Cup of Nations duty with the Ivory Coast at the moment. City could only manage a draw with Everton in their first game without him, despite taking the lead and the last time Toure was missing, City let a two goal lead slip against Burnley.
Add to this the fact that Aguero and Dzeko will not be fully match fit if they are available and that Arsenal could have Gibbs, Ramsey, Walcott, Ozil and Welbeck all back in contention and there is plenty of reason to hope that we can overcome our dreadful recent record against the big boys.
Feeling a bit more confident now Gooners?