Arsenal vs. Liverpool.

This fixture has had it's tasty encounters over the years and hopefully this Saturday will be no different. But will it have implications on the top four and, maybe even, the title race?

Both teams are in-form coming into the game and it should be a great spectacle to watch, taking into account both teams styles of play. If there is one man wanting to make a difference it's Liverpool's Luis Suarez.

Since his return from his ban he's been like a man possessed. Many have praised his motivation, determination and desire to win; all for the same club he wanted to leave in the summer.

He's banged in all sorts of goals against opposition, including a spectacular 38mph header against West Brom last weekend, which was one instalment of the first Anfield hat-trick of his Liverpool career.

His rejuvenation has been partnered and assisted by Daniel Sturridge. SAS (Suarez and Sturridge), as they are now known, have been firing on all cylinders since the Uruguayan's return netting 14 goals, in the league, between them.

What's more remarkable: Suarez is already third top scorer despite playing only four games. The two ahead of him? Arsenal's Olivier Giroud and Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge.

Liverpool also welcome back Philippe Coutinho from injury. Although he isn't likely to play the full game he could definitely make a cameo appearance causing Arsenal another problem if SAS weren't enough to deal with. He could prove pivotal in changing the game late on.

Arsenal are no pushovers though. They're top of the league and playing sensationally.

The difference between Arsenal and Liverpool is strength in depth. On first XI alone, it's a close battle. Each team showcase their own talents all over the pitch but the key focus of this game will be the Gunners' midfield.

Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Mathieu Flamini, Lukas Podolski, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tomas Rosicky and Serge Gnabry can all play in the Arsenal midfield. If the right five are on their day it'll take something special to stop them.

Mesut Ozil, in particular, has been part of almost every Arsenal goal since his arrival and he's helped players like Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud to a healthy amount of goals, as well as bagging a couple for himself.

Arsenal have played wonderfully throughout the first nine games of this season and it'll take some defence to stop them.

The talismanic striker Oliver Giroud has spearheaded their attack with some surprisingly neat and nimble play from a man who stands over six feet tall. He's helped himself to six goals this campaign and he'll be on the hunt for more at the Emirates in the late kick off on Saturday.

The last time these two heavyweights met, the game ended all square at 2-2.

An early goal for Luis Suarez followed by a Jordan Henderson strike put the Reds two up after the hour mark but two quick goals from Arsenal's Walcott and Giroud had the game levelled up by the 67th minute.

This was quite a standard game for this pair as several years previous, during Liverpool's title charge of 2008/09, they played out an epic 4-4 thriller in which Andrey Arshavin netted all four of Arsenal's goals.

This time around anything could happen. These two are arguably the most in-form teams in the Premier League and either winner will send out a message of danger to the onlooking pack to tell of their ambitions this season.

The result? I honestly can't call it. I want Liverpool to win but I'm just not sure. However there is a comments box below, you tell me. Who will win?

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