At 16/5, Arsenal have few friends in the betting ahead of their potentially season-defining trip to Chelsea.
Arsene Wenger will occupy the dugout for the 1,000th time as Gunners boss and a first win for the Frenchman over Jose Mourinho will haul the north Londoners back into Premier League title contention.
With the odds and formbook suggesting such a feat will not be achieved, perhaps Wenger will pull some of these famous victories out of the annals to inspire his troops ahead of this all-capital affair.
Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea – 2011/12
The Gunners were at loggerheads with Manchester United for a seat atop the top-tier throne and this comprehensive despatching of Didier Drogba and co was seen as a coming of age performance for Wenger’s young side.
Goals from Alex Song, Cesc Fabregas and Theo Walcott were enough to snap a five-match losing streak against their old adversary.
Man Utd 0-1 Arsenal – 2001/02
Arguably the biggest win of the Frenchman’s reign enabled them to claim a second Premier League crown at Old Trafford.
Sylvain Wiltord was the hero as the Gunners’ explosive side exemplified a master class in counter-attacking football.
Inter 1-5 Arsenal – 2003/04
Champions League humiliation looked on the cards with the Invincibles-in-the-making marooned on one point from their first three group games.
Having endured a 0-3 reverse at Highbury, Wenger’s charges returned the favour and them some in the San Siro on their way to recording the three straight victories that would see them advance as pool B winners.
Arsenal 2-0 Juventus – 2005/06
The superstar-laden Old Lady were favourites to advance from this quarter final collision in Europe’s premier competition, but this first-leg success, followed by a stern rearguard showing in Turin saw the Italians toppled.
Real Madrid 0-1 Arsenal – 2005/06
It didn’t get any easier for the Gunners, with the Galacticos next up after Juve.
In a side with only two recognised defenders – not very good ones in Kolo Toure and Phillip Senderos – in the team, they managed to stymie an outfit containing Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and Raul among others in a dictionary definition resilient display.