Fives and sixes must haunt the dreams of Arsene Wenger and Tim Sherwood alike, given the maulings north London’s finest have experienced in 2013/14.
Manchester City have already knocked in 16 goals against the duo in three matches this term, but the Emirates’ sobering atmosphere is sure to cool their shooting boots.
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The sides’ 6-3 Etihad epic busted a sequence of six straight meetings that produced two goals or less.
Exciting though it was, the nine-goal thriller should be consigned, along with the bearded lady to the half-forgotten world of freaks, with sterile affairs the default setting for this fixture.
Just nine of the 36 goals conceded by Arsenal this term have come at the Emirates.
Playing City back at the ranch will fill the Gunners with renewed powers of resistance if the season so far is anything to go by.
The juxtaposition between their road-going and hosting rearguards couldn’t be more stark, with three times more goals allowed away than at home.
Arsene Wenger’s charges have struck just four times in five home games against the current top seven.
Home wins come by way of the pestle and mortar rather than the meat cleaver treatment and only Norwich have really been put to the sword in north London during a campaign in which the Gunners have averaged 1.8 goals per league game at the Emirates.
City’s occasionally maligned defence have kept five consecutive clean sheets coming into the fixture.
While the visitors will find Arsenal a lot harder to break down than they did in Manchester, they should do their bit to cross the palms of unders backers with silver due to their newfound defensive chastity.