Arsenal will be looking to maintain their dominant Premier League form when they welcome bitter rivals Tottenham to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening.
The Gunners have been one of the league's top performers over the last few weeks, winning all of their last five matches to sit joint top of the table.
However, heavy defeats against Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup and Bayern Munich in the Champions League have hinted at major chinks in the side's armour.
Arsene Wenger's men will again be thoroughly tested this weekend against their arch rivals, who sit three places adrift in fifth, and five points behind the top two.
Spurs have also gone unbeaten in the league since their opening-day defeat against Manchester United, while they went top of Europa League Group J on Thursday after seeing off Anderlecht 2-1.
Mauricio Pochettino's men have, however, already tasted defeat against Arsenal this term, with the Gunners having emerged victorious in their League Cup third-round tie at White Hart Lane in September, and will be determined to avoid a repeat of that result.
On the team front, Arsenal continue with an overcrowded infirmary, with Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Laurent Koscielny, Aaron Ramsey, Hector Bellerin, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Danny Welbeck all out through injury.
That means the likes of Joel Campbell, Mathieu Debuchy and Gabriel will again make the starting XI, although the trio will be hoping for improved showings following the 5-1 loss in Munich.
Spurs, meanwhile, have also been plagued by injury of late, with Danny Rose, Nacer Chadli, Clinton Njie and Nabil Bentaleb unavailable for selection, while the quick turn-around time in fixtures may force Pochettino into some personnel changes.