When: Saturday, September 22, 2016 - 9.30AM PT/12.30PM ET/5.30PM BT
Where: Emirates Stadium
Importance: Games against title rivals are always important - a lot of times, fans place almost too much importance on them, particularly in September. That said, though, denying the blue part of London three points and opening up that little gap between Arsenal and Chelsea (and United if they stumble against Leicester).
Key players: I’m not entirely sure what else Granit Xhaka needs to do in order to play meaningful minutes in a Premier League game at this point, but hopefully he has done enough to prove his worth.
For Chelsea, as Aidan noted yesterday, Eden Hazard and Cesar Azpilicueta will pose a stern test for Theo Walcott; if they lock down that side, Arsenal could have a long day indeed.
Key injuries/omissions: Everyone is healthy; with mostly kids playing midweek, the first team should be well rested and ready for this game.
Probable (hopeful) starters:
Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Kos, Monreal; Xhaka*, Cazorla; Özil, Alexis, Iwobi; Walcott
*oh who are we kidding it’ll be Coqzorla again
Want more info? NBC Sports’ preview of the game is here.
How to watch: In the US, NBC Sports Network, Telemundo, or NBC Sports Live Extra. If you want a little different look at the game, you can also use the “Tactical Cam” stream, which provides a static, wide-angle view of the pitch so you can get a better look at team setup and movement.
For info elsewhere in the world, check out livesoccer.tv.