It has been over 28 years since Arsenal and Liverpool faced off on a Friday night.
The Football Match which was Initially scheduled for Christmas Eve, this showdown between Arsenal and Liverpool will instead take place on Friday evening as the two top-four hopefuls look to head into Christmas in the Champions League places.
Liverpool are certainly not a team in freefall, having gone 12 games unbeaten across all competitions, while their 4-0 triumph over Bournemouth last weekend saw them become the first team in Premier League history to win four consecutive away games by at least a three-goal margin.
Just one place and one point separates the two teams as things stand, but crucially they sit either side of the all-important dotted line, with Liverpool in fourth and Arsenal in fifth.
The hosts go into the game unbeaten in their last five matches across all competitions, conceding just one during that time, although their only Premier League win in four attempts throughout December came against a Newcastle United side in freefall last weekend.
The Reds have netted 16 goals in that time and are coming up against the only defensive record as bad as their own in the top seven of the table, although Arsenal have kept six clean sheets in their last eight Premier League home games.
The Gunners will also be desperate for revenge on Liverpool for their 4-0 defeat in August, but Friday’s visitors are unbeaten in their last five meetings with Arsenal and have scored 14 times in the last four.
HEAD TO HEAD: Arsenal vs Liverpool. Arsenal have failed to win in their last five Premier League meetings against Liverpool. Can we finally break the deadlock and get a win tonight?