Arsenal's title charge may hinge on the outcome of Sunday's bout as they welcome Premier League leaders Liverpool to the Emirates.
The Gunners harbour hopes of competing for the league again this term, but they currently sit five points behind the Reds with both sides winning in midweek. Manchester City are also well in the mix.
Mikel Arteta's men backed up their suffocating control at Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night as they secured a 2-1 win, while Liverpool were impressive at Anfield on Wednesday; putting four past Chelsea to regain their healthy buffer at the summit.
The Reds are immensely dangerous opposition, as the Gunners found out three weeks ago in the FA Cup, with Jurgen Klopp's announcement regarding his future only enhancing their efficacy.
An enthralling encounter is in store this weekend.
Arsenal vs Liverpool preview: Prediction, team news & lineups
Here's our preview of Sunday's mammoth Premier League duel.
How to watch Arsenal vs Liverpool on TV
- When is kick-off? Sunday 4 February
- What time is kick-off? 16:30 (GMT)
- Where is it played? Emirates Stadium
- TV channel/live stream? SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Ultra HD (UK) / Peacock (US) / fuboTV (Canada)
- Referee? Anthony Taylor
Arsenal team news
Arteta will hope to have Thomas Partey back fit for Sunday's game following his return to training ahead of the Forest win. However, the midfielder likely won't start the weekend's fixture.
The boss has no fresh injury concerns, with Jurrien Timber and Fabio Vieira still out of action.
Emile Smith Rowe could drop out of the side despite his bright showing at the City Ground given Arteta's preference to utilise Kai Havertz in these sorts of fixtures.
Liverpool team news
The visitors have welcomed back Dominik Szoboszlai, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Andy Robertson back into the fold in recent outings. However, it's no guarantee that all three will start at the Emirates given how impressive their deputies have performed in their respective absences.
While Szoboszlai should retain his place and Trent is set to come back in, Joe Gomez could keep Robertson out of the side at left-back.
Liverpool are still without Thiago Alcantara, Stefan Bajcetic, Mohamed Salah, and Kostas Tsimikas. Joel Matip is out for the season.
Arsenal vs Liverpool predicted lineups
Arsenal: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Rice, Odegaard, Havertz; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Gomez; Mac Allister, Szoboszlai, Jones; Diaz, Nunez, Jota.
Arsenal's recent form
Nottingham Forest 1-2 Arsenal
Arsenal 5-0 Crystal Palace
Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool
Fulham 1-2 Arsenal
Arsenal 0-2 West Ham
Liverpool's recent form
Liverpool 2-1 Fulham
Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool
Fulham 1-1 Liverpool
Liverpool 5-2 Norwich City
Liverpool 4-1 Chelsea
Arsenal vs Liverpool score prediction
We should expect some differences from the recent FA Cup encounter, with both sides set to deploy alternate XIs. Liverpool, in particular, will be stronger, while Arsenal will likely move away from the dual #10s ploy which surprised Klopp.
This is a huge game for the Gunners, who need to win to embolden their title credentials. Anything but three points, and usurping the Reds will appear unlikely.
An intriguing clash of styles is set to manifest, with Liverpool's heavy-metal football colliding with Arteta's security and control. This ideological contrast should make for thrilling viewing, and I can't separate the two sides.