Can Arsenal revive their title ambitions this weekend? It will certainly be the big question when Arsene Wenger’s men travel to White Hart Lane for Saturday’s North London derby against Tottenham Hotspurs.
The Gunners who went down 2-1 to Swansea on Wednesday can still keep their title ambitions going with a win on Saturday.
Arsenal remain third on the log with 51 points after their loss to Swansea and it was the third in a row for the first time since 2010.
Apart from this, Arsenal have not had a good away record having won just twice in the last Premier League matches away, lost thrice and drawn thrice in the process.
Add that to the fact that the Gunners will be without number one goalkeeper Petr Cech who was injured against Swansea and it does not look good for Arsenal.
One man who needs to step up for the Gunners is Alexis Sanchez. Sanchez has had an alarming goal drought as he has not scored since October.
But the Gunners will be happy that Danny Welbeck is almost back to his best and combining with Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil they should give their opponents a hard time.
Spurs have a chance to go to the top of the league something that should act as a great motivation to want to pip Arsenal.
Before losing to West Ham in midweek, Spurs were enjoying a six match winning streak in the league and deserve to be second on the log.
Harry Kane remains no doubt their main man when it comes to scoring goals. Kane has been lethal when it comes to London derbies where he has scored 13 times in 17 matches.
Chelsea to host Stoke
Tenth placed Chelsea host Stoke City also on Saturday hoping to build on their impressive form since Guus Hiddink came on board as head coach.
Man United face West Brom
On Sunday, Manchester United will be attempting to overtake neighbours Manchester City on the log when they travel away to West Bromwich Albion. The Red Devils are enjoying great form after picking two successive wins.
Other games taking place this weekend