Sixth-placed Arsenal face Manchester City who are third in the league on Sunday in a crucial match that would determine if qualification for the Champions League remains a possibility or not.
The two teams are separated by seven points with Arsenal six points adrift the fourth position. Both have their respective interest to protect going into the match, Man City would want to consolidate on their position while Arsenal would be aiming to get back into the top four.
Losing four of our last five league games has unexpectedly turned the heat on Arsene Wenger and we cannot afford another defeat if we are to secure Champions League football next season.
The major concern now is our form which is far from being encouraging, raising the question if we can raise our game against Pep Guardiola’s men whom we also face in the FA Cup semi-final in a fortnight.
The manner of our defeat to West Brom where our defence went missing quite showed our defence need to come alive to deal with the attacking fluidity of Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Kevin De Bruyne.
The Gunners will be without Santi Cazorla who recently underwent a surgery and will miss the rest of the season, Lucas Perez is also not available due to a thigh injury. David Ospina will replace Petr Cech in between the sticks.